Month: March 2006

Book Reviews: March 2006

Dangerous Astronomy Sherman Alexie Limberlost Press, 2005 (Hand-sewn, letterpressed) Limberlost Press, a small publisher in Boise, Idaho, has gathered together ten of Sherman Alexie’s poems in Dangerous Astronomy. Perhaps Alexie’s poetry is best known for fierce and insightful attacks against the eradication of Native American culture and history. In One Stick Song, for example, Alexie …

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Get Those Kids Outside!

By Jena Ponti “Nature-Deficit Disorder”(nit ?r dfisit disrd?r): A non-scientific term for the cultural phenomenon that describes the increasing alienation of humans and nature. Symptoms of this phenomenon manifest in diminished use of the senses, attention issues, and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses, and are evident at many levels, the individual, the family, …

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Reader Response

We’ve launched a new online discussion forum to house more dialogue about issues brought up in the magazine. Go to outtheremonthly.ziplinestaging.com and click the “Forums” link. Access is free so post and discuss all you want and take our Critical Mass poll. But before you do, read these letters: Jensen-Byrd: Why bulldoze it? Dear Editor: …

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