Permanent Camp: Poems, Narratives and Renderings from the Smokies

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Walking west of Bryson City, North Carolina, on July 1, 1976, George and Elizabeth Ellison happened upon a magical cove tucked into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It held a small house of many windows, a shining creek, a tree-lined meadow and a pathway into a dark forest. They moved in for the summer and never left, defying Kephart's notion that all camps are temporary. For nearly forty years, this secluded spot has been the touchstone of their work as author and artist. These interrelated poems, narratives, renderings, notes and paintings form an artistic whole in praise of the outer and inner landscapes within which we all reside.
ISBN: 9781609496852
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Images: 48
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 7 (w) x 10 (h)
George Ellison lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. His columns appear in the Asheville Citizen-Times; Chinquapin: The Newsletter of the Southern Appalachian; and the Smoky Mountain News. He conducts annual natural and human history workshops for the North Carolina Arboretum, Native Plant Conference at Western Carolina University, Smoky Mountain Field School, and North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
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