Poet Derek Furr has given readers something truly beautiful with his poem The Meadow, an idyllic narrative and a parable that both questions whether this life is enough and also gives us the answer.
"From the earliest times, human civilization has been no more than a strange luminescence growing more intense by the hour, of which no one can say when it will begin wane and when it will fade away."
Published thirty years after it was written, Nan Shepherd's nature memoir describes a very physical intimacy that grew and developed through the author's exploration of the Cairngorm Mountains.
Themes of cultural and religious identity loomed large in Agha Shahid Ali's work, as written in his poem Prayer Rug.
In 1993, Zen teacher Joan Halifax published a book called The Fruitful Darkness based on her anthropological engagements with Tibetan Buddhists, Mexican shamans, Native American elders and other tribal communities.