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Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen is the prize-winning author of A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, Listening to the Land, Strangely Like War, Welcome to the Machine, and Walking on Water. He was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited The Culture of Make Believe as "a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents." He is an environmental activist and lives on the coast of northern California.

Derrick Jensen's Tour Schedule

    Derrick's Upcoming Events

    • Derrick Jensen at Humboldt State University
      Homboldt State University , Arcata CA
      October 2, 2014, 7:00 pm

      Derrick Jensen will be a guest of the Buffalo Field Campaign 2014 Road Show, as part of the presentation “Stories and Songs for the Last Wild Buffalo.” There will be a video presentation by Mike Mease with native music by Goodshield Aguilar and Mignon Geli.

    • Derrick Jensen at Hammer Museum
      10899 Wilshire Blvd. , Los Angeles CA 90024
      November 9, 2014, 2:00 pm

      In “The Future of Food: Dictatorship or Democracy”, the internationally renowned food activist Vandana Shiva discusses the movement for food democracy with Derrick Jensen and the ecologist and GMO expert Ignacio Chapela.

    Derrick's Books

    Walking on Water

    Reading, Writing, and Revolution

    Walking on Water is a startlingly evocative examination of teaching, writing, creativity, and life. Part scathing critique of our current educational system, part hands-on method for learning how to write, part inspirational life lesson plan, Walking on Water is a book to leave you breathless (but with dry feet) on the other shore.

    Walking on Water

    Reading, Writing, and Revolution

    Walking on Water is a startlingly evocative examination of teaching, writing, creativity, and life. Part scathing critique of our current educational system, part hands-on method for learning how to write, part inspirational life lesson plan, Walking on Water is a book to leave you breathless (but with dry feet) on the other shore.

    The Culture of Make Believe

    What begins as an exploration of the lines of thought and experience that run between the massive lynchings in early twentieth-century America to today's death squads in South America soon explodes into an examination of the very heart of our civilization.

    Welcome to the Machine

    Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control

    Derrick Jensen and George Draffan reveal the modern culture of the machine, where corporate might makes technology right, government money feeds the greed for mad science, and absolute surveillance leads to absolute control.

    Listening to the Land

    Conversations about Nature, Culture, and Eros

    In this far-ranging and heartening collection, Derrick Jensen gathers conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Native Americans, psychologists, and feminists, engaging some of our best minds in an exploration of more peaceful ways to live on Earth.

    Strangely Like War

    The Global Assault on Forests

    Jensen and Draffan lay bare the stark scenario we face unless rampant deforestation is slowed and stopped.

    A Language Older Than Words

    This chronicle of a young man's drive to transcend domestic abuse offers a challenging look at our worldwide sense of community and how we can make things better.

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