Review: Writing as a Way of Being
Abstract illustration, multicolor flowers and black stem: Talitha May 2014

But we need not wait for a new, radically changed, localized education system to begin realizing a vision of writing instruction that is informed by the idea of writing as a way of fostering an ethical, nondualistic way of being together on earth. We can begin realizing this vision now. (Yagelski, 2011, p. 165)


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Writing as a way of being: Writing instruction, nonduality, and the crisis of sustainability. New York, NY: Hampton Press.


Illustrations by Talitha May