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Swander, Mary

Overview
Works: 34 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 6,095 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Literature  Exhibition catalogs  Case studies  Drama  History  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.W253, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary Swander
Parsnips in the snow : talks with Midwestern gardeners by Jane Anne Staw( )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through conversations with twelve vastly different gardeners—among them a Trappist monk, a retired mailman, and an advertising copywrite—this enchanting volume captures the spirit of midwestern garderners. Illustrated throughout it is the wholesale dedication of midwesterners to their gardens—despite drought, heat, disabilities, and other challenges"--
Driving the body back : poems by Mary Swander( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Succession : poems by Mary Swander( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heaven-and-earth house : poems by Mary Swander( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through gardening, tending goats and sheep, through her work with massage, over and over again she is put in touch with the five basic elements. Earth, water, fire, metal and air come to encompass not only a schema of medicine but a life process that seeks finally to find the hope of "worldly" transcendence
Bloom & blossom : the reader's guide to gardening( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uncultivated wilderness? In a collection as fresh and vital as the subject it investigates, Bloom & Blossom delves into the emotional, social, and ecological implications of our passion for nurturing the fruits of the earth
Land of the fragile giants : landscapes, environments, and peoples of the Loess Hills( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The healing circle : authors writing of recovery( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farmscape : the changing rural environment by Mary Swander( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farmscape is a community play which documents the contemporary Midwest farmscape. Mary Swander's Iowa State University English class students interviewed farmers around their state and compiled their stories in the farmers' own words. Savor the taste of organic vegetables on a truck on its way to the local farmer's market, suit up in protective clothing and a mask before you enter a hog confinement operation. Experience the David and Goliath story of an organic farmer up against the economic forces of the 3500 acre agri-business operation next door. In the end, you'll understand that during the pioneer days, farming completely changed the ecosystem of the prairie. A hundred and fifty years later, this landscape is dramatically changing again. This book contains the full readers' theater script as well as commentary on both Farmscape and the changing rural environment it documents
The girls on the roof : poems by Mary Swander( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needlepoint by Mary Swander( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost lake by Mary Swander( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with topsoil : tending spirits, cherishing land( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of this world : a woman's life among the Amish by Mary Swander( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a severe allergic illness dictated that she grow all her own food, Mary Swander found herself living in a former one-room Iowa schoolhouse in the midst of the largest Amish community west of the Mississippi. Out of This World is a simple but profound memoir ... in which Swander [celebrates] her time among the Amish people, explores what it means to be a lone woman homesteader at the end of the twentieth century, and ponders the quiet spirituality born of a life on the land."--Jacket
Map of my kingdom : who gets the farm?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony or strife for your family? Or have you even started to think that far ahead?
The Blue Top Motel by Lois Wiederrecht-Finke( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of this world : a journey of healing by Mary Swander( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a life-threatening allergic illness demanded that she eat only organically grown food, writer and professor Mary Swander built a new life in a former one-room Iowa schoolhouse in the middle of the largest Amish community west of the Mississippi. In this rich and engaging memoir, which follows the course of a farmer's year, she writes from the well-named Fairview School to share the radical transformation of her life
Mary Swander reads from her works at Central College, April 15, 2004( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Parsnips in the Snow: Talks With Midwestern Gardeners (Bur oak original) by Mary Swander( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Theories of creativity and creative writing pedagogy by Anna Leahy( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Creative writing as a distinct academic field -- one with dedicated courses, and programmes, with professors whose scholarship is entirely or primarily original creative work, and with professional journals and books devoted to reflections upon the field -- is relatively new but has been rapidly expanding in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. As such, we are just beginning to amass articulated theories about the creative process and how we might best teach creative writing as an academic discipline. Joseph Moxley (1989), Wendy Bishop and Hans Ostrom (1994), and D.G. Meyers (1996) documented the emergence of creative writing as an academic pursuit in the US. To grasp the current state of the field, it is important to consider its overall and recent history, the dominant approaches to creativity and to creative writing pedagogy, and the application of theories and approaches to classrooms"--Summary
Dutton's place by Mary Swander( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Heaven-and-earth house : poems
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Driving the body back : poemsHeaven-and-earth house : poemsBloom & blossom : the reader's guide to gardeningLand of the fragile giants : landscapes, environments, and peoples of the Loess HillsThe healing circle : authors writing of recoveryThe girls on the roof : poemsLiving with topsoil : tending spirits, cherishing landOut of this world : a woman's life among the AmishOut of this world : a journey of healing
Alternative Names
Mary Swander American writer

Mary Swander Amerikaans schrijfster

Mary Swander escriptora estatunidenca

Mary Swander escritora estadounidense

Mary Swander scrittrice statunitense

Mary Swander shkrimtare amerikane

Mary Swander yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Languages
English (66)