Tara Rae Miner

Tara Rae Miner grew up in a small logging town in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, where she first fell in love with wild rivers, trees, mountains, and critters. This allegiance, plus her literary leanings, eventually launched her into a career built on words often but not always about the environment. For the past decade and a half, she has written for and edited at several print and online publications; appeared on panels at environmental, journalism, and booksellers’ conferences and gatherings; and served as a judge for the Reed Environmental Writing Award. She was managing editor at Orion magazine, where work that she edited won a Pushcart Prize and was reprinted in Best Creative Nonfiction. Other recent work she’s edited was reprinted in Best American Science and Nature Writing and nominated for an Oregon Book Award.

Lay of the Land

Bicycle Time

THE FOG BANKED far below my eldest daughter and me. Through openings in the forest canopy, we looked out upon pillowy white clouds punctured by glassy skyscrapers and Cascade volcanoes, all Continue reading