We’re excited to announce that our five-volume series, Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, has been named a Nautilus Gold Award Winner in the category of “Ecology and Environment”! That’s not all—we also were awarded the Special Honor of Best Anthology! Needless to say, we are thrilled for this acknowledgment and the additional readers this might bring to the Kinship series.
You may want to celebrate with us by sampling some of the essays and poems from Kinship, several of which are linked below and available on the Center for Humans and Nature website.
- Thomas Lowe Flesichner, “Natural History as a Practice of Kinship”
- Tiokasin Ghosthorse, “Nurturing Thoughts”
- Curt Meine, “Healing Sacred Earth”
- Steve Paulson, an interview with Monica Gagliano, “Plants, Collective Metaphysics, and the Birthright of Kinship An Interview with Monica Gagliano”
- Lilian Pearce, “The Politics of Contaminated Kin”
- Gavin Van Horn, “The Kinship Project” (an annotated overview of the project)
- Andreas Weber, “Skincentric Ecology”
- Orrin Williams, “Skinfolk, Kinfolk, and the Kinship of Oneness”
- Andrew S. Yang, “Kinshape”
- Heather Swan, “After”
- Nickole Brown, “Mercy”
- Craig Santos Perez, “ginen (understory)”
- Art Goodtimes, “Kindom Canticle”
- Manon Voice, “Somewhere among the Others”
Want more kinship?
You can also check out reprinted essays and interviews about the project at Aeon (Lilian Pearce, “Contaminated Kinship”), Orion (“Kinship Is a Verb,” a conversation between co-editors Robin Wall Kimmerer, John Hausdoerffer, and Gavin Van Horn), Bioneers (Lyanda Fern Lynn Haupt, “Starlings, Infinity, and the Kith of Kinship”), Full Stop (an interview by Cara Benson with the co-editors, Part I & Part 2), and Emergence (Diane Wilson, “Making Relatives”; Richard Powers, “A Little More than Kin”). And, if you’d like to see many of our contributors reading from their work, you can drop into our video “book club” conversations hosted by Point Reyes Books (Vol. 1, Planet; Vol. 2, Place; Vol. 3, Partners; Vol. 4, Persons; Vol. 5, Practice).
All in all, there’s a lot to celebrate—with all our kinfolk!