Doug Carlson

Doug Carlson joined the Review staff in January 2007 and works primarily in manuscript evaluation and nonfiction editing. He also oversees the intern program. Carlson's essays on natural and cultural history have appeared frequently in magazines and journals as well as in several anthologies, including A Place Apart (W. W. Norton) and The Sacred Place (University of Utah Press). His work has been collected in two books: At the Edge (White Pine Press) and When We Say We’re Home (University of Utah Press). His most recent book, Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2007. Before coming to the Review, Carlson was visiting writer-in-residence at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He is currently a member of the UGA Press Faculty Editorial Board and has served in editorial or advisory capacities for Ascent magazine, White Pine Press, and New Rivers Press.

Georgia Review Archive for Doug Carlson

on Forests: The Shadow of Civilization by Robert Pogue Harrison

on Hunting the Whole Way Home by Sydney Lea

on In Praise of What Persists by Stephen Berg

Walking the Two Landscapes (on Fear Falls Away and Other Essays from Hard and Rocky Places by Janice Emily Bowers; A Wild, Rank Place: One Year on Cape Cod by David Gessner; and Boundary Waters: The Grace of the Wild by Paul Gruchow)

on Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story by Gary Paul Nabhan

on The Witness of Combines by Kent Meyers

Where People and Wildness Collide (on The Edges of the Civilized World by Alison Hawthorne Deming & Death of a Hornet and Other Cape Cod Essays by Robert Finch)

What It All Means (on The Force of Spirit by Scott Russell Sanders; Shaped by Wind and Water: Reflections of a Naturalist by Ann Haymond Zwinger; and Writing the Sacred into the Real by Alison Hawthorne Deming)

on What’s Nature Worth? by Terre Satterfield and Scott Slovic

The Uses of Adversity: American Nature Writing in Despair (on The Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found and Nearly Lost by Marybeth Holleman; Liquid Land: A Journey through the Florida Everglades by Ted Levin; Absence and Light by John R. Campbell; and The Future of Ice: A Journey into Cold by Gretel Ehrlich)

on The Dawn Collector: On My Way to the Natural World by Reg Saner

Raymond Andrews (1934–91): The County as Heart, History, and Universe (an introduction)

From the Archives: Holding Value

Not Quite the End of Nature Writing

Staying Put and Unsprawling


Spring is finally returning to Athens, Georgia, with dogwood, azalea and, more to the point here, the annual Georgia Review Earth Day Celebration. This year’s guest speaker is Scottread more