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On The Edge, Calling Back: An Interview with Barry Lopez

I had the recent pleasure of reading a great interview with Barry Lopez that I would like to share here on Ekostories. I’ve long admired Lopez’s writing; Arctic Dreams remains one of the most perceptive and spellbinding books I’ve read in recent years. In the interview, Patrick Pittman chats with the celebrated author on “ethics, hope, death, and the importance of good people in times that are not.” Lopez comes across as someone who has lived life deeply and reflected upon it a great deal, especially in the last stages of his life, but what I find equally interesting are Pittman’s probing questions on nature, writing, and legacy. I’ve included a few of them below: On the responsibility that comes with naming: “You write about places that are relatively untouched by the human hand. Of course, nothing’s untouched, but there’s an idea of land being at least unspoiled. In capturing these places, you make them a known place. There’s a danger in that; there’s got to be some sort of care and obligation when you write about these spaces.” On the perils …

On nature, culture, and self: An interview

I am honoured to have been interviewed recently by Renée Sarojini Saklikar, my writing mentor and good friend. Renée is a critically acclaimed poet whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals and newspapers. Her first book of poetry, children of air india, was just published last month, and is a series of elegiac sequences exploring the nature of individual loss, situated within public trauma. I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with her on the relaunch of thecanadaproject: a lifelong poem chronicle, a blog that explores issues of place, identity, and language.  Check out the interview here Stay tuned tomorrow for the first of a two parter on my favourite winter-themed Ekostory!