In this collection, we meet a boy who ate a tree to gain access to the Guiness Book of World Records, a tree-tethered sniper at a pot farm in California, a man who was killed by a fallen limb in Central Park, and lots of writers, both established and emerging, whose intimate connections to trees (and their losses) have found a collective home in the pulped pages of recycled forest.
Contributors include Karen Hugg, Lia Purpura, Wendy Call, Matthew Gavin Frank, M. J. Gette, Jacklyn Janeksela, Renée E. D’Aoust, Angela Pelster, Brian Doyle, Andrea Scarpino, T. Hugh Crawford, Thomas Mira y Lopez, Steven Church, Mercedes Webb-Pullman, Fred Bahnson, Jacqueline Doyle, Stefan Olson, Diane Payne, Zoë Ruiz, Amaris Feland Ketcham, Kayann Short, Diana Hume George, Annie Bellerose, Paul Lisicky, Toti O’Brien, Lori Brack, Mackenzie Myers, Courtney Amber Kilian, John Roscoe and Theresa Kishkan.
How do you think about trees? Has a tree shaped your life? Or do you think about a tree in a special way?
ROOTED: All Things Arboreal is a home for new writing about trees, with excerpts from ROOTED, writing prompts from contributors, and a home for your writing on trees. Edited by Josh MacIvor-Anderson. Read on.
Thursday, April 27, 2017, Schuler Books & Music, Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, April 29, 2017, Snowbound Books, Marquette, MI
Saturday, May 20, 2017, Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais, MN