3/25 The Coyote in the Parking Lot: Writers Invoking Animals in an Increasingly Wild World, Baltimore
March 25, 2017
NEMLA Convention, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
In the early 1900s, Jack London spent a year in the Alaskan frontier observing sled dogs, and getting scurvy, all of which he turned into Call of the Wild—one of the great examples of American pastoralism. In the 21st Century, we are more likely to meet displaced wild animals in urban spaces or be attacked by a domesticated animal gone rogue, though these encounters are no less life altering. This panel gathers poetry, prose, and non-fiction writers who are re-writing the presence of animals in contemporary literature.