“All That Sustains is a gift of profound gratitude from the poet to the wonders and abundance of nature—and yes, even as it is ‘red in tooth and claw.’ Gather this book in your arms and follow it through the seasons to the inner and outer worlds of a keen naturalist-poet who speaks of her place among creatures, land, water, wind, what lives, what dies, and what matters. And in the way of a fine field guide, you will be led to identify and praise more clearly your own.”
—Patricia Lee Lewis, award-winnng poet and author of A Kind of Yellow and High Lonesome
Roxanne E. Bogart is a mother, conservation biologist, writer, and editor who spends her personal time exploring the forests, fields, and waters of the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. It is here, and on forays farther afield, that she gathers inspiration for her writing, through close observation and careful collection of images, information, feelings, and insights. She works as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory Bird Program. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with her human, canine, and lagomorph beloveds.