Front Cover of Conservation Writing:
Essays at the Crossroads of Nature and Culture
By Luke Wallin
Published by the Center for Policy Analysis
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
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Welcome to the website of Luke Wallin, award-winning author of novels for children and young adults, and writer and editor of books on conservation and environmental writing; Luke teaches in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program of Spalding University, and offers manuscript consultations
and professional development with his daughter Eva Gordon. Luke and Eva have written The Everything Guide to Writing Children’s Books,
2nd Edition, from Adams Media in January 2011. Luke’s 2006 book is Conservation Writing: Essays at the Crossroads of Nature and Culture,
edited by Eva Gordon.
To read Luke's magical realist short story "Monster," visit the archives of Moon Milk Review online. "Monster" was selected to appear in MMR 2011
, the annual print anthology. George Schricker and Luke wrote the song "Monster" which appears on George's CD Back on Track, 2010, available at CD Baby dot com.
Luke's eight novels for children and young adults have been selected Best Books by the American Library Association's Booklist, the New York Public Library, Voya, and others. Ceremony of the Panther
is recommended for K-12 on the Smithsonian Institute’s Anthropology Outreach website, in its Critical Bibliography on North American Indians; it has been recorded for the blind by the Library of Congress. In the Shadow of the Wind
is recommended for high school history classes by the Committee on U.S. History Standards. While teaching as a Visiting Fulbright Professor at University College Dublin, Luke contributed to and co-edited the book Nature and Identity in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Luke has poems up at Dew on the Kudzu, online, 2010, and in the winter issue of Pot Luck magazine (2011, print). He wrote and performed a song for the film Trust Me, by Skye Wallin, 2010, up at Vimeo. On Oct. 29, 2010, Luke's poem "The Names in the Barn" was featured as poem of the week, online at The Toucan Literary Magazine (see The Toucan's Facebook page).
Luke is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he was also Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Analysis. He holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, and graduate degrees in Philosophy and Regional Planning. His conservation work has included land preservation in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, consulting on an organic farm in France, and farm and forest management in the American Southeast.
Luke’s book, Conservation Writing: Essays at the Crossroads of Nature and Culture
, is published by the Center for Policy Analysis. The table of contents, introduction to the book, chapter excerpts, three chapters, and the bibliography may be found on the Conservation Writing
page of this site. The book may be downloaded for $7.11 at www.lulu.com/content/505405
. Luke’s essay, "Point of View and Choice in Conservation," adapted from the book, is published at Sisyphus, available at www.hippocketpress.org/sisyphus.php
Autographed copies of Conservation Writing
will be available for a limited time at
the Village Voice Bookshop / Paris.