Writer and Historian
Leslie Kemp Poole
The Wilder Heart of Florida:
"The essays and poetry in The Wilder Heart of Florida offer sparkling writing and penetrating insights into what makes Florida such a special place. An essential read for anyone who cares about the state’s springs and other special places that are worth preserving."
CRAIG PITMANN, author Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther
"This collection of essays by many of Florida’s best writers, compiled expertly by Jack Davis and Leslie Poole, takes a place of honor on my bookshelf. You can read it all in one sitting, if you like, but my advice is to read it a little at a time to make it last, like a jar of tupelo honey from Florida."
JEFF KLINKENBERG, author of Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life
"If you haven’t fallen madly in love with the wild heart of Florida by the end of this book, check your pulse."
JANINE FARVER, former executive director, Florida Humanities Council
“Gives long-overdue recognition to the women who shaped the state’s environmental movement and saved Florida’s water, land, and quality of life from worse destruction.”
CYNTHIA BARNETT, author of Blue Revolution: Unmaking America's Water Crisis
“Highlights the overlooked role of women in Florida’s environmental leadership. This is an exciting,
BUDDY MACKAY, former governor of Florida
"A brilliant exposition of the varied types of talent it takes to fight the battles, wars and votes which must be undertaken if even a fraction of Florida’s heritage is to be saved.”
VICTORIA TSCHINKEL, vice chairperson, 1000 Friends of Florida