The new book Adirondack Cabin & Mountain Poems (Subjudica House Press, 2022) by Edward Zahniser features mountain and wilderness poetry, written from the Adirondack cabin Zahniser has visited since the 1940s.
Here is the mountain experience rendered by the poet’s words. A harvest of wilderness after-thoughts by Zahniser who is a regular contributor to New York Almanack of poetry and essays about wilderness, his youth in the Adirondacks, and his father Howard Zahniser, author of the national Wilderness Act and friend of Adirondack conservationist Paul Shaefer.
Ed Zahniser was senior writer and editor with the National Park Service Publications Group. In 2014, he received the Department of the Interior Distinguished Service Award and a Wilderness Stewardship Award in New York State. He has written 14 poetry books and chapbooks and writes and lectures frequently about wilderness, wildlands, and conservation history.
He is the youngest child of Alice (1918-2014) and Howard Zahniser (1906–1964) and edited his father’s Adirondack writings in Where Wilderness Preservation Began: Adirondack Writings of Howard Zahniser, and also Daisy Mavis Dalaba Allen’s Ranger Bowback: An Adirondack farmer – a memoir of Hillmount Farms (Bakers Mills).
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