In October 2004, Barry Lopez invited a group of writers to meet with him, Bill McKibben, Alan Weisman, and Dennis Covington at the Junction campus of Texas Tech University. Out of this meeting grew a community that has since collaborated on initiatives and projects tied to fate, community, and nature.
To Everything on Earth is a journey through many landscapes. It begins with stories that look at the external landscape, the world around us, asking hard questions about the capacity to destroy what we love best. The stories then turn inward, into the human heart, searching for an answer there. The journey ends by addressing perhaps the central question of our time: how best do we make a home on earth?
“If To Everything on Earth sounds like a toast, it is exactly that. And if most of these fresh voices express tales of angst, fear, breakage, and doubt about their places in diminished societies and on damaged ground, every one distills beauty too, and in the end, a measure of redemption.” —Robert Michael Pyle, author of Wintergreen, The Thunder Tree, and Sky Time in Gray's River
Jordan Fisher Smith
Susan Leigh Tomlinson
Diane Hueter Warner