Kathleen Dean Moore

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Kathleen Dean Moore, a philosopher and essayist, writes about our moral and emotional bonds to the wild, reeling world. In more than a dozen books, she celebrates the singing, sustaining lives at the edge of water and calls for action to stop their destruction. Her most recent book is Earth's Wild Music. Her work has won the WILLA award for Contemporary Fiction, the Oregon Book Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Award, the Sigurd Olson Award for Nature Writing, and others. She writes from Corvallis, Oregon and Chichagof Island in southeast Alaska. 


Cover Photo: An image of the author's book cover, the author in a boat, and the author in the in a forested area
A Musical Key to Earth’s Wild Music

Here are five animals, each with the music it makes or inspires, and each with a bit of its story, selected from Earth’s Wild Music.