University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: July 2018
Features: 32 B&W photographs, 1 map
Series: Wayfarer
Keywords: The North / Environment / Travel / Women's Studies
Subject(s): TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues, SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change, SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology, Climate change, The North / Environment / Travel / Women's Studies, Ecological science, the Biosphere, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Jenna Butler. Jenna Butler is a poet, professor, essayist, and organic farmer from northern Alberta. She teaches Creative Writing at Red Deer College. Her most recent books include Seldom Seen Road, Wells, Aphelion, and an award-winning collection of ecological essays, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail.

The ecologically-centered nonfiction vignettes are lyric, descriptive and brimming with carefully curated sensory detail. This is an instantly likable, highly intelligent, and empathetic narrator, one that we can trust from beginning to end.

Brenda Schmidt, poet


“Jenna Butler takes us to the Norwegian Arctic, providing the reader with starkly vivid, incisive, and memorable images of its raw, unforgiving nature, the profound effects of what humans are doing to the North, and the equally powerful effects on the author herself. Her writing is beautiful, spare, inventive, and carved out of the experience with razor-sharp clarity.”

Lorri Neilsen Glenn, award-winning author, poet, editor, and teacher

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