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A book of nature inspired poems and essays, written from the heart and soul of a life-long nature, animal, and wilderness lover, and dedicated to today’s children - Earth's only hope for a better tomorrow.
This book won 'The Poetry Category' in the 2009 Green Book Festival.
The words and thoughts expressed in this book reflect both an ardent love of our natural world, and a profound sadness at its modern day demise.
If even one of the poems or essays written within inspires even one human being to gaze upon something in our natural world with renewed awe and wonder and respect, the author will be a most happy one.
This Book is Dedicated
To The Children of the World,
To All Life Forms On This Planet,
And To All Nature Lovers,
Who Believe As I Do,
That We Must Help Preserve,
As Much of Our Natural World,
As We Possibly Can,
For Future Generations to Come
Midwest Book Review
Prolific and award winning author Ed Kostro returns once more with his book, 'Where The Red Wing Sings,' an anthology of lyrical poems and brilliant essays.
With a focus on nature and the animal kingdom, 'Where The Red Wing Sings' is a brilliantly written and composed book of poetry, and highly recommended for community library poetry collections.
Reviews for "Where The Redwing Sings"
|Reviewed by K. Mulroney
|Oh Ed, you are right! They are gorgeous!! I could watch birds all day, they entertain better than anything man has made. Thank you for pointing me to this. Just awesome. Is there a picture in there that shows them looking down on the wings? I would love to have the use of it with your permission of course and a literary kudos for letting me use it. I am soooo happy you showed me this beautiful bird. Thank you!!!|
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|Ed- Your book sounds IMPORTANT!, As all of GOD'S CREATURES are! This is Exciting News and I am sure that it will bring happiness, Wisdom and inspiration to those that read it! CONGRATULATIONS!!! AGAIN! I Thought I read this but, I almost missed it!
Thank you for sharing your BIG Knowing Heart!
Blessings of PEACE and HARMONY, SOULFUL_PurplePassionsSHEEoxxo
|Reviewed by Michael Guy
|I've been planning to buy this one for my summer reading since I belatedly discovered it a month ago. Now I have to await until I get to my sisiter's in Vermont where I will order it for my summer porch reading. I once read "A Sand Country Almanac" back in the 1970's by Aldo Leopold. I think you live in Wisconsin or go there a lot and this may be the 21st century poetic update to that book. (it's poetry isn't it?) Whatever though there may be some painful realities, I'm hoping to re-connect with my ecological roots as a naturalist... We'll see. And yes I too blame "greedy" cooperations for much. But who's mirror is that we're looking into? That of greedy American citizens who until gas peaked at $4 a gallon thought SUVs were just dandy. Now we must trim our boat when we should've done it voluntarily to save all life. Luckily, I've always driven economy cars (read: Honda civic) But Looking forward to it...
later, michael guy
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Where the Redwing Sings is a spiritual hike through the great American nature scene, its struggling remainders, the ghosts of its former glory, and the fading promise of its dubious future.
A nature lover can’t read this book without both feeling a lump in the throat and rejoicing in its splendid prose and poetry. These scintillating literary snippets and cuttings are either collected from nature loving giants of the past or are convincingly invented by Ed Kostro. He also gathers an impressive array of data facts, and then artistically narrates this wondrous perambulation through the fascinating world of earth’s pressured non-human denizens.
The back cover copy reads: “A book of nature inspired poems and essays, written from the heart and soul of a life-long nature, animal, and wilderness lover, and dedicated to today’s children. The words and thoughts expressed in this book reflect both an ardent love of our natural world, and a profound sadness at its modern day demise.”
Ed Kostro has been featured in Catholic Digest, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul, Cats Do It Better Than People, The Almanac for Farmers & City Folk, Pets: Part of the Family, and Pet’s Life. He has now published six books, including Curious Creatures-Wondrous Waifs, My Life With Animals (awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the 2004 International Cat Writer’s Association Communications Contest), and Through Katrina’s Eyes, Poems From an Animal Rescuer’s Soul (2006 Merial Corporation Human-Animal Bond Award).
Along with Ed, I cry at the wanton losses occurring at every turn in the natural world. This book in many ways encapsulates the conscience of naturalists and naturalism. But as wonderful an impression as this little book made on me, I do have one critical complaint — the same that I have with many, if not most, of my fellow nature enthusiasts. I’m not sure I would entirely blame “greedy corporations” for the decline of the natural world. I think we have to look to the sources of their business to find the real culprits. But that is the subject for a different article.
With this critique stated, let me urge the reader to acquire Where the Redwing SIngs and enjoy its haunting beauty for a nature guided emotional experience. I give it four and a half stars.
© 2008 R. Leland Waldrip
|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|Our wonderful wilderness is brought to life in Ed's latest book:
WHERE THE REDWING SINGS
With his poetry and prose graciously melded into each chapter, Ed
Kostro is able to transport us to the various and beautiful locales of
blissful peace: our wetlands, forests, lakes, mountains, and wilderness.
His Introduction alone will, hopefully, startle the reader's mind with
At a time when the world seems more intent on desecrating our Earth
than on saving its creation, this author brings forth sound reasoning of duty by all mankind to preserve our gracious gifts.
From the beginning "Where the Redwing Sings", attending "The
Cathedral in the Pines", through "Thoughts of Hiawatha I and II, and
"Cries in the Night", you will be mesmerized by the author's
understanding of our natural habitats, the creatures large and
small, and our winged wonders.
A conscience-awakening book that is a must to be owned, read, and
shared with children and grandchildren.
What're you waiting for?
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|your dedication is perfect as it will be today's children who will become responsible for these creatures as well as the planet in general--may your book help them to care|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|I am excited to read your book,, It is a blessing to have your words of wisdom and inspirations of Nature and all Creatures passed on to your readers..and I am a big fan. Congrats!!!
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Best we sing about Natures wonders when we still have a few left.
Congratulations with your new book, and like Jersey said, "wannareadit"
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Wanna read it, wanna read it...ed|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|Congratulations Ed, I look forward to reading your words...
|Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill
|Ed, congratulations!!!! I wish you much success with it! Check out www.jexbo.com you can sell it there for just 99 sents a month.
Best of luck, my friend!
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