DEAR AMERICA: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy

This collection began with my Letter to America published in just after to cataclysmic 2016 election. I wrote: “Think of the great spirit of inventiveness the Earth calls forth after each major disturbance it suffers. Be artful, inventive, and just, my friends, but do not be silent.” Hundreds answered the call in terrain, driven by outrage, heartbreak, and determination. Many of those works are now collected in this volume edited by Simmons Buntin, Elizabeth Dodd, and Derek Sheffield from Trinity University Press. Visit for multimedia and other resources to support the reading, discussion, and teaching of the book.