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The World Shouldering I
By James Ragan
80 pp. Salmon Poetry (February 2013).
C12 or $16-plus American paperback.
The prolific poet’s latest collection “hails the imag-
ination as the spirit that links us,” he wrote via email,
“and the artist’s role as one who shoulders the bur-
dens of himself and those of a beleaguered world.”
Thus, “A Good Sky” includes the stanza: “I show
you a good sky. / It will rain its reflec-
tion / on your one troubled eye, / the
one that blinks / each time a hawk
rants by.” Whether about nature,
love, or family, poems advocate “for
moral responsibility, for striking
one’s own note in the face of a future
whose business it is to be danger-
ous,” and while “some address the despairing trage-
dies of history, all remain affirmations of hope,” ex-
plained Ragan, director emeritus of the Graduate
Professional Writing Program at University of South-
ern California, his Phi Kappa Phi chapter.
Travel Wild Wisconsin
By Candice Gaukel Andrews
260 pp. Black-and-white photos and maps.
University of Wisconsin Press (May 2013).
$24.95 paperback; $16.95 ebook.
Each chapter of this seasonal guide incorporates “one of Wisconsin’s iconic and
charismatic fauna,” one of the state’s “top
nature spots or nature education centers,”
and an activity that might lead to an encounter with the given wildlife in the field,
ronmental educators, and citizen scientists,”
state publicity materials, which add, “So
come spy on the spring courtship dance of
the greater prairie chicken, search for elusive
and elegant white-tailed deer in summer,
touch a tiny saw-whet owl on one special
day in autumn, and thrill to the sound of
thousands of tundra swans as they migrate
through the Mississippi Flyway just before
the first snow falls.”
By Ruth Ellen Kinzey
236 pp. Black-and-white illustrations and worksheets.
Routledge (April 2013).
$130 hardcover; $59.95 paperback; $45.95 ebook.
The book, subtitled A Reputation Manage-
ment Approach, “is a practical guide to devel-
oping and implementing a strategic public re-
lations program to enhance and protect a
Kinzey wrote via email.
Chapters include strategic
sustainable citizenship, crisis
ed marketing, social connec-
tivity, and creating nonprofit
engagement. “Superb,” applauds Bethany C.
Goodier, who teaches in the communication
department at College of Charleston, in a
blurb; calling the effort “an essential resource” for academics and practitioners alike,
she considers it “interesting, engaging, smart,
and fun to read” and “can hardly conceive of offering a class on public relations strategy in which it is not required reading.” Kinzey, a reputation strategist of more than
35 years, spoke about the work at her alma mater (and Phi Kappa Phi chapter), Coe
College, at its 100th homecoming last fall.