Category: Literature & the Arts

Letter from the Publisher: The History and Future of North Atlantic Books

Hello friends, Throughout its history, North Atlantic Books has presented books on a wide range of subject areas, from health and healing modalities to indigenous wisdom and spirituality. And while the topics of our publishing range widely, a primary theme remains the story of humanity and the exploration of our history, folklore, and cultural foundations. …continue

“Smokey the Bear Sutra” by Gary Snyder

Poem excerpted from the Io Anthology Created by Richard Grossinger and Lindy Hough in 1965, Io forged an eclectic path through the upheavals of the 1960s in art, literature, science, and the life of the spirit with writing that embraced astrophysics, science fiction, parapsychology, topology, poetry from Black Mountain, Beat, and New American traditions, wisdom …continue

“Poor Yorick” by Theodore Sturgeon

With Halloween just one day away, what better way to celebrate than to share a spooky story? We’ve picked a short story by Theodore Sturgeon from our collection Killdozer!.   Poor Yorick If you don’t want to read an unpleasant story, we are even. Because I didn’t want to write it either. It can be told because …continue

The Girl from a Different World

Excerpt from A Child’s Life and Other Stories   Excerpted from A Child’s Life and Other Stories by Phoebe Gloeckner. © 1996, 1998, 2000 Phoebe Gloeckner.

The Cree Healer Series, Part 3

Guest Post by David Young, Robert Rogers, and Russell Willier   In last week’s blog post, the authors of A Cree Healer and his Medicine Bundle discussed the difficulties and sensitive nature of obtaining Native support to publish healing wisdom that was long kept close to the source. Once they got the go-ahead, there were far more immediate and …continue