THE RETURN OF THE RIVER
Writers, Scholars, and Citizens Speak on Behalf of the Santa Fe River
By A. Kyce Bello, Editor
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The Santa Fe River in Santa Fe, New Mexico was named Most Endangered River in America in 2007. This richly illustrated collection is a literary response to that designation, a work that “re-stories” the river, bringing it back to life in the hearts and minds of the Santa Fe community. It’s no secret that the river—a dry wasteland for most of the year—is imperiled. Less well known is the real story of the Santa Fe River, its remarkable history, and how it can be saved. The Return of the River includes the words of writers and poets, historians, artists, and ecologists who eloquently and passionately celebrate a living river. The result is a convergence of landscape, community, and creativity that recognizes the interdependence of all three. In a time when the planet faces unparalleled threats, The Return of the River is a testament to the belief that the most damaged places can be healed, and that ordinary voices can be the agent of that change.
The book includes a foreword by David Coss, Mayor of Santa Fe at the time of the publication of this book, and contributions from Jack Loeffler, Valerie Martínez, Frances Levine, Arthur Sze, Luci Tapahonso, Miriam Sagan, Fernando Garavito, Melinda Romero Pike, George Johnson, David Groenfeldt, and twenty-four others.
A. Kyce Bello has worked as a freelance writer and editor, registered nurse, and herbalist.
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