Cultural Writing. NO BOTTOM informally tracks the life and letters of American icon and world-revered author Barry Lopez, whose literature of hope reminds readers "the way we take care of ourselves is by taking care of each other." This nonfiction book is a primer for newcomers to Lopez's work, a haven for aficionados and a baedeker for academicians. It includes an original interview and a provocative inquiry into Barry Lopez's six short story books. These portals provide grounding for new arrivals to Lopez's insatiable Trickster wit and yield reader-friendly end notes for academicians. "This book shows once again why many of us think of Barry Lopez as a national treasure"Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift and Trickster Makes This World.
About the Author
Mike Newell is the author of three books of poetryuNderground Fires, The Unlived Life and Aestivationand the newly issued NO BOTTOM. Following his early years as a wildland firefighter, Newell taught at-risk students in public schools and correctional facilities for over two decades, retiring in 2004. After a 19-year hiatus from firefighting in Alaska, he re-certified his fire qualifications in 2000 and went to work on western wildfires. Mike Newell lives and writes in upstate New York.