Synopses & Reviews
In extraordinary prose and poetry by international writers, Wild Hearts presents the diversity in the meaning of wildness. Stories from the edges of dreams reimagine the underside of the wildness in the human heart; fresh ecological perspectives explore humanity s relationships to nature and to the true myths of ancestral people; poetry, performance, and memoir express internal human struggles in a time of crisis. These new and compelling works from Japan, China, South Asia, Australia, and North America include a memoir by Donald Richie, fiction by Barry Lopez, natural history by Deborah Bird Rose, an essay on the Native peoples and languages of the Pacific Northwest by Robert Bringhurst, translations by Andrew Schelling of ecstatic bhakti poetry, and more. Japanese woodblock prints of kabuki actors by artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi appear throughout."