The University of Iowa Press is proud to announce the release of our newest Bur Oak Book, The Tallgrass Prairie Reader, edited by John T. Price!
"Read these impassioned prairie voices as a wilderness adventure story, a cultural history, a landscape memoir. Read them to understand nature's beneficence, or as a way of kneeling before an ancient, sacred, and unimaginable land. Read them to help cure indifference and rediscover the sublime. Read them to return home."—Connie Mutel, author, The Emerald Horizon
"Around 1839, Joseph N. Nicollet wrote of the tallgrass prairie that everything 'is calculated to excite the perceptions, and keep alive the imagination.' He might have been describing John Price's collection of writings, distinctive stories from a unique ecological region we've nearly lost. With this reader, we may celebrate hope for a tallgrass resurgence!"—Linda M. Hasselstrom, author of No Place Like Home, windbreakhouse.com