Kathleen Alcalá

The Clueless Eater

The Versatile Blogger

July 19, 2012

Tags: Gary Nabhan, Stephanie Hammer, The Versatile Blogger, Charlotte Morganti, Steve White, Donna Miscolta, A Week of Indigenous Eating, Hell Notes for Beauty

Thank you and welcome to all the new subscribers! I guess it pays to ask.

I was just nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by one of my students, (who is more qualified to be MY professor) Stephanie Hammer. A shape shifter of a writer, she blogs at Magically Real. This, gives me a chance to promote some writers and thinkers I respect. (more…)
With Cowichan Elder Hyamiciate, Della (Rice) Sylvester at the The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium


Selected Works

Creative nonfiction, memoir, environmental sustainability.
Combining memoir, historical records, and a blueprint for sustainability, The Deepest Roots shows us how an island population can mature into responsible food stewards and reminds us that innovation, adaptation, diversity, and common sense will help us make wise decisions about our future. And along the way, we learn how food is intertwined with our present but offers a path to a better understanding of the future.
Creative Nonfiction
Essays on Family and Writing

The Desert Remembers My Name makes an important contribution to discussions of ethnicity, identity, and the literature of place.”
Bloomsbury Review
"...a mesmerizing tale... the author explores the fascinating confusions and contradictions plaguing a culture precariously poised between tradition and modernization."
"She never forgot the power of storytelling as testimony."
The Utne Reader
"Kathleen Alcalá's Spirits of the Ordinary is an enthralling book..."
–Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Books

"This book entered my dreams."
–Alberto Rios
Short Fiction
"Thoroughly satisfying."
The New York Times Book Review

"By turns touching, entertaining, and surprising, and uniquely her own."
Publishers Weekly

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