Janisse Ray

Janisse Ray

Janisse Ray is a writer, naturalist and activist. She is the author of five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. Her first book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, recounts her experiences growing up in a junkyard, the daughter of a poor, white, fundamentalist family. Her recent works include Wild Card QuiltPinhook, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, and Drifting Into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River. Ray has also been a contributor to Audubon, Orion, and other magazines, as well as a commentator for NPR’s Living on Earth. An environmental activist, she has campaigned on behalf of the Altamaha River and the Moody Swamp.

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Track Back

I SET MY BAGS DOWN and look south, beyond the main crossing of Jesup, Georgia. The tracks are empty, weeds growing up all around them. Dusk has fallen, and in the Continue reading