Foreword: H. Emerson Blake Telling the Holy: Scott Russell Sanders Lost Dog Creek: Brian Doyle World at Dawn: Diane Ackerman Ladder to the Pleiades: Michael P. Branch The Art of Wandering: Ann Zwinger Gathering Indigo: Aleria Jensen The Return: Rick Bass When You See a Skimmer: David Gessner Gods at Play: Susanne Antonetta Pea Madness: Amy Leach Kana: Chris Dombrowski The Kingdom of God: Teddy Macker Breathing the Ancestors: Georgiana Valoyce-Sanchez Sailing Through the Night: John Calderazzo Window of Possibility: Antonhy Doerr
H. Emerson ('Chip') Blake is an ecologist who has been editor-in-chief of Orion Magazine since 2005. Previously editor of Milkweed Editions, his work has been recognised by many awards, including the PEN Literary Award and the New York Times Notable Books of the Year. In 2016 he received an honorary doctorate in Environmental Sciences from the State University of New York. Originally from Philadelphia, he lives in Housatonic, Massachusetts, US.