Winter Creek by J. Daniel
One Writer's Natural History (Credo)

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The creek behind John Daniel’s home in western Oregon disappears underground in the summer months. Using this creek as a metaphor, Daniel reflects on his own seasonal changes — from days as a student on LSD, rock climber, logger, and railroad worker, to life as a writer attentive to the “evidence of the unseen.” The newest title in Milkweed's Credo series, this is a compelling, honest memoir about becoming a poet and writer. “[Daniel’s voice is] fresh, self-reflective, and free of cant ... shows considerable originality, force, and descriptive art.” — Kirkus Reviews on John Daniel's The Trail Home

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Published June 4, 2002 by Milkweed Editions. 160 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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but that to one extent or another language can come to replace experience.” Spending time outdoors is a counterweight, as is defense of the environment, though the author urges conservationists to “more forthrightly acknowledge our own implication in and insulation from natural resource economies...

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This book explores Daniel's beliefs about nature and the purpose of creative writing.

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