At times, her poems seem to peer into the distant past and then into the looming future, all while standing firmly on a single patch of land.
Each poem in Nature Speaks is paired with an alluring earth-toned ink drawing and a short essay, offering three lenses to view nature and our ecological challenges. Some of the illustrations feature surreal visions; others meticulously detailed renderings of the transformations of butterflies, the delicacy of violets and power of tornados. Kennedy's unique melding of art and text brings us to a deeper understanding of our complex relationship with the larger natural world.
Nature Speaks offers a timely message that informs, cautions and inspires us as we face today's critical environmental challenges. Kennedy invites us to commit to creating a healthy, sustainable and thriving world. The last section of this book points to paths forward that can heal our relationship with the larger natural world and begin the long process of restoration.
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