Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Barry Lopez

Why do we need storytellers? is this week's question. And who is better qualified to answer that particular question than Barry Lopez?

For 40 years Lopez has traveled the world, seeking out storytellers in nearly 70 countries and writing about his experiences for publications such as National Geographic, Outside, The Georgia Review, and The Paris Review, and publishing award-winning books such as Arctic Dreams and Of Wolves and Men. His most recent book is Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, a reader's dictionary of regional landscape terms, which he edited with Debra Gwartney.

During this week's program, Lopez talks about the roles and responsibilities of storytellers, and the "spiritual interior" of words. He also has some advice for readers.

Find out more about Barry Lopez and listen to the program, on the radio or online.

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