WEBER—THE CONTEMPORARY WEST
AN INTERNATIONAL, PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL SPOTLIGHTING PERSONAL NARRATIVE, COMMENTARY, FICTION, NONFICTION, AND POETRY THAT SPEAKS TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST AND BEYOND.
VOL. 37, NO. 2 (SPRING 2021)
David Sumner, Madeleine Glenn, and David James Duncan
Susan McKay and Kate Bernheimer
Alice Mulder and Lydia Millet
Mikel Vause, Simon Peter Eggertsen, Ellen Malphrus, Thom Schramm, Nancy Takacs, David Axelrod, David Memmott, Michael Rogner, Scott Woodham, Kevin Clark, and Paul Willis
David Ek, Rachel Lewis, and Stephanie Sarver
Kate Bernheimer, William L. Spencer, Merry Christensen, Hannah Chee, Terry Sanville, Pranesh Prasad, and Maria Kochis
I have turned to fiction and memoir immersed in the natural world and the people and places I love, diminished though they are by the industrial assault. I’d rather end my life expressing love than doing battle with inhuman human beings incapable of empathy or even a rudimentary understanding that nature is a tapestry and that the threads they’re rampantly pulling out of the tapestry are unmaking everybody’s world.
—David James Duncan, Vol. 37, No. 2, Spring 2021.
READING THE WEST
Archaeologists in New Mexico are analyzing tree rings, pottery, and blasts of light to argue that federal fire suppression policies are partially to blame for the raging wildfires in the West. As Stephen Nash reported: Using dendochronology, or tree-ring dating,
the team examined fire-scarred trees. . .
The cottage into which my companion had broken, rather than allow me, in my desperately wounded condition, to pass a night in the thick-wooded forest, was one of those miniaturized and hand-carved curiosities from the old German folktales that make people roll their eyes
in scorn. . .
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