Myth, Poetry and the Land: Gary Snyder,

The Old Hackleman Place, An Obituary: Ellen Waterston,

Learning the Grammar of Animacy: Robin Wall Kimmerer,

Functional Cultures and Structural Cultures: Gary Holthaus,

“A favorite book on the Island Institute’s shelves is one called The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture. It’s author, Gy├Ârgy Doczi, wrote the book as an elderly man. He was an architect who had spent his life working with proportions, seeing relationships between patterns and forms in nature and the patterns and forms in human creations…

Two things we like about Doczi’s premise. One is the promising aspect of it, that limitations can be imbued with creativity. The other is that it acknowledges fundamental linkages between human endeavors and the world that is greater than ourselves. The writers included in this issue of Connotations make those same critical linkages…Each of them challenges us to rediscover proper proportions, to re-imagine the way we think about and live in the world.”