Thu, Nov 16|
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Jack Loeffler, A Pagan Polemic Reflections on Nature, Consciousness, and Anarchism
A Pagan Polemic is a sweeping manifesto of Jack Loeffler's core beliefs and long experience as a fierce (and funny) advocate for Nature and Nature-mindedness and against poisonous politics and policies.
Date, Time & Location
Nov 16, 6:00 PM MST
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
Jack will be in conversation with New Mexico conservationist and author William (Bill) DeBuys.
This will be an in-store event and live streamed to Zoom, register for Zoom here.
Pre-order A Pagan Polemic ($19.95, paperback) from CW online here or by calling the store (505) 988-4226. Signed copies will be available after the event.
A Pagan Polemic curates the evolving perspective of Jack Loeffler--itinerant wanderer, environmental warrior, storyteller, and story collector--whose true education began when he was marched into the Nevada desert one day at dawn to play "The Stars and Stripes Forever" during an atomic bomb test a scant few miles away. Since that day in 1957, Jack's mission in life has been to record peoples of the borderlands and to bring "Indigenous mindedness" to the forefront of the conversation about our precarious environments and our decaying planet.
"Here in one volume is a virtually complete account of the history of water and environmental issues in the American Southwest. Jack Loeffler is always arguing in favor of the great work of wild nature and the consciousness of serious nature scientists and scholars. He wrote a series of books, gave talks and lectures, climbed mountains and ran rivers, and knew everybody. Here is a lot of the story of those years--and we are lucky to have it."--Gary Snyder, author of The Practice of the Wild: Essays
About the Author
Jack Loeffler is an aural historian, environmentalist, writer, radio producer, and sound-collage artist. He is the author or editor of many books, including Headed into the Wind: A Memoir, Thinking Like a Watershed: Voices from the West, Survival Along the Continental Divide: An Anthology of Interviews, and Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey (all from UNM Press).