Main Street Books is happy to announce an upcoming book talk with Ashland, Ohio author and poet, Deborah Fleming. Her latest book, Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape will be published April 14. Join us on Friday, April 26 for a book talk and discussion at 6pm.
About the author:
Deborah Fleming is the author of two collections of poems, Morning, Winter Solstice (2012) and Into a New Country (2016); two chapbooks, Migrations (2005) and Source of the River (2018); a novel, Without Leave (2014), winner of the Asheville Award from Black Mountain Press; and a nonfiction collection Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape (2019). She has also published “A man who does not exist”: The Irish Peasant in W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge; Towers of Myth and Stone: Yeats’s Influence on Robinson Jeffers; and two volumes of essays on Yeats. Winner of a Vandewater Poetry Award and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Council of Learned Societies, she has had three poems nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Currently she lives on a farm in northeast Ohio with her husband Clarke W. Owens, also a writer.
About the book:
Author Deborah Fleming, who has lived in rural Ohio and cared for its land for decades, shares fourteen interrelated essays, blending her own experiences with both scientific and literary research. Resurrection of the Wild discusses both natural and human histories as it focuses on the Allegheny Plateau and hill country in Ohio’s eastern counties.
These lyrical meditations delve into life on Fleming’s farm, the impacts of the mining and drilling industries, fox hunting, homesteading families, the lives of agriculturalist Louis Bromfield and John Chapman and Ohio’s Amish community. Fleming finds that our very concept of freedom must be redefined to include preservation and respect for the natural world. Ultimately, Resurrection of the Wild becomes a compelling argument for the importance of ecological preservation in Ohio, and Fleming’s perspective will resonate with readers both within and beyond this forgotten states border