Today, I am going to pick up my first copies of Heartwood, published by Mt. Nittany Press, an imprint of Eifrig Publishing.
Heartwood considers what it means to be human in the Anthropocene—the age of humans. By rapidly reconstituting the atmosphere, oceans, soils, and the living world, are we cutting and shuffling ourselves and our relationships?
In the face of such destruction, can we still find meaning? Good?
Through evocations of places, creatures, people, and their impermanence, Peter Buckland invites readers to reflect on being in and of this world.
You can order a copy (or more than one) by visiting their website. The book’s artist, J. Harlan Ritchey and I will be doing some reading events in the coming months so please keep your eye out and come see us.
I have a couple of other creative shoots growing right now in professional and semi-professional life. I’m wrapping up this great side project that I started 3 or 4 years ago on environmental ethical statements in thrash metal songs from the late 1980s to 2013. Second, I’m more than 50 pages into my work of fiction, retitled Rise. I’ve posted some excerpts of drafts for that on this blog previously and will continue to do so as I draft.