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Nature Essays

Boreal Dragon, The

Encounters with a northern land

by (author) Katherine Bitney

Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jun 2013
Essays, Environmental Conservation & Protection
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    Jun 2013
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Katherine Bitney is in love with her ecosystem. From the boreal forest to her vegetable garden Bitney writes of the beauties of a northern natural world, drawing the reader deeply into the dance of the seasons. But it is not all raindrops and flowers. Bitney also challenges the reader to think ethically about the environment. She looks at the uncomfortable parts of nature, and ourselves, and prods us to re-evaluate our own place in the ecosystem. A beautiful and thought-provoking book.

About the author

Born in England, Katherine Bitney grew up in Saskatchewan and has spent most of her life on the prairies. A founding member of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and Prairie Fire magazine (formerly Writers News Manitoba) Katherine has authored three previous collections of poetry. Recently she has collaborated with composer Sid Robinovitch and soundscapist Ken Gregory on the Boreality Project to create sacred music for the Boreal Forest. She lives and writes in Winnipeg.

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Editorial Reviews

"Bitney challenges us to strongly rethink the language we use when it comes to how we look at our environment. She poses the idea that little changes in perspective (and language) can ripple into bigger (and better) changes for us as a whole; that only when we respectfully reconnect ourselves back to the spirit and the land of the boreal that only then will we be able to consider a greener future." - Winnipeg Free Press

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