RESOURCE: Borne on Air

Presented by:
Idaho Humanities Council
Subject: Other, Poetry, Varies Audience: All

Borne on Air: Essays by Idaho Writers, compiled by Mary Clearman Blew and Phil Druker, is the third book in a series of four about hte elements water, fire, earth, and air.

For Borne on Air, some of Idaho’s best writers were challenged to describe their personal relationship to the element we breathe – “the holy element,” writes Blew, “which inflicts pain, bestows health, strikes fear, and inspires hope.” Often set in Idaho, with its vast wilderness of mountains and forest, where the clear air is reminiscent of purity, the 19 essays and one poem collected in this volume carry warnings of approaching weather and the whisper of spirits close at hand. Together the essays in Borne on Air spark an appreciation of how the human soul responds to the invisible power of the atmosphere.

This book is available for purchase through the council’s website.