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- DescriptionThe Hopper is a lively environmental-literary magazine, along with stunning visual art, from Green Writers Press that strives towards an invigorated understanding of nature's place in human life. The annual publication in a series is part of a new phase in nature writing that seeks to include a modern consciousness in narratives of place. When used for cider making, a hopper is a wooden or metal box that collects fruits before they are funnelled down through a chute to the crusher. In old Vermont towns, it was common for the community of growers to share one cider press instead of each farmer purchasing and maintaining his or her own. Come fall, people would cart their apples or pears to the farm that kept the mill, and into the hopper their fruits would go -- often mixing with the products of a neighbouring grower. Hopper believes that in order to refashion our lives to accommodate the kwledge we have of our environmental crisis, we have a lot of cultural heavy lifting to do. To reacquaint ourselves meaningfully with the natural world we have to turn our interpretive, inquisitive, and inspired faculties upon it. Through what we publish and the communities we encourage, The Hopper seeks to be a leader in this cultural re-cantering and can be used for environmental education and discussion.
- Author BiographyDede Cummings is a writer, literary agent/publisher and commentator for Vermont Public Radio. At Middlebury College, she was the recipient of the Mary Dunning Thwing Award, attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference as an undergraduate waiter, and studied with Hayden Carruth at the Bennington Writers Workshop. In 2013, she was a poetry contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Her poetry has been published in Mademoiselle, The Lake, InQuire, Vending Machine Press, Kentucky Review, Connotation Press, and Bloodroot Literary Magazine. She was a Discover/The Nation poetry semi-finalist and was awarded a writer's grant and a partial fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center in 2016. Dede lives in Vermont where she designs books and runs the startup Green Writers Press. Her collection To Look Out From will be published by Homebound Publications in April 2017. Author photo by Howard Romero. Sierra Dickey is a young writer and editor native to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, who maintains other family roots in the Northeast Kingdom. Sierra graduated with a degree in environmental humanities from Whitman College, where her honors thesis on ecofeminist ecopoetics received the Linda Meyer Award for best environmental essay. Sierra is passionate about both print and digital media as well as long walks and good coffee. Rose Alexandre-Leach is an editor and sometimes writer from Vermont. Her work is at the junctures of science and stories. Previously, she was the editor of a history magazine, an educator, a gardener, and a baker. Rose graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in biology. Jenna Gersie has a master's in environmental studies with a concentration in writing and communications from Green Mountain College. Her masters thesis explores connections to nature and ideas of home through an ecocritical lens in the novels of Hermann Hesse. Jenna has participated in the Wildbranch Writing Workshop and the Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference. She served as an editorial intern and contributing writer at Dirt Magazine and is a copyeditor for The Goose, the official journal of the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada. She currently works as a program associate for SIT Study Abroad programs in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe and lives in Brattleboro, Vermont. Her website is http://jennagersie.org/. Anna is a poet and naturalist from the suburban foothills of the North Carolina Appalachians. She studied environmental literature at Middlebury College and as a poetry fellow at Bread Loaf Orions Environmental Writers Conference. Anna recently served as Treleven, Inc.s writer-in-residence, working on poetic and scientific sketches of their sheep flock in New Haven, Vermont, and now works for a farm nonprofit in Brattleboro. She has special love for writings about the sea, speculative fiction, animal consciousness, psychologies of climate change, and queer ecology.
- PublisherGreen Writers Press
- Date of Publication06/05/2016
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationVT
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreen Writers Press
- Weight210 g
- Width205 mm
- Height250 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Edited byAnna Mullen,Jenna Gersie,Rose Alexandre-Leach,Sierra Dickey
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