Author, Begin with Rock, End with Water
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Please join us for a reading and signing with John Lane.
Begin with Rock, End with Water is John Lane’s third collection of essays. In this new gathering of seventeen narrative essays Lane pushes even deeper into a twenty-year lyrical consideration of his place (and the place of all of us) in the changing natural world. Though there are many themes and settings in this collection, rivers such as the Chattooga, Youghigheny, Dead, Reedy, Micos, Yuribamba, and Tallahatchie figure prominently in Lane’s understanding of place and culture.
John Lane is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, including Abandoned Quarry: New and Selected Poems. He has received an NEA Poetry Apprenticeship Grant, a Hoyns Fellowship in Poetry from the University of Virginia, a South Carolina Arts Commission Individual Arts Fellowship, and the 2001 Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment from the Southern Environmental Law Center. In 2008, his literary papers were acquired by Texas Tech University’s James Sowell Family Collection of Literature, Community, and the Natural World. He is a co-founder of the Hub City Writers Project and teaches Environmental Literature and Creative Writing at Wofford College.