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New article: "The Timeless Moment,"
in the July Outdoor Photographer — this piece combines David Muench's photographs with Ruth Rudner's words about the newly designated Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

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Now available in paperback!

David Muench's National ParksDavid Muench's National Park
Essay by Ruth Rudner

Ruth Rudner's moving essays coupled with Muench's visual celebration of these great lands brings to life the landscapes and features of parks.

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David Muench's National Parks
on Good Day New Mexico, Albuquerque's KOB (Channel4)


2012 IRMA award for "The Cranes of Corrales,"
which appeared in the Jan. 2011 issue

2011 IRMA awards for her article
"Writing on the Walls", published in the April 2010

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Ruth Rudner and her book Forgotten Pleasures
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Ask Now the BeastsAsk Now the Beasts
Our Kinship with Animals Wild and Domestic

"Rudner has some astonishing tales to tell." --Kirkus Reviews

"Pure grace in motion is how I see this fine book." --Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, author of Jack and Other New Poems

Ask Now the Beasts is a beautiful meditation on how we relate to animals: sometimes loving, sometimes misguided, often exploitive, often with genuine concern. Capturing the powerful ways that animals interact with us spiritually, activate our imaginations, and tie us to our own ancient beginnings, Ruth Rudner finds meaning and appreciation for the way in which each animal exists fully in its own world -- and how that world relates to ours. Entering variously into love, hope, possibility, heartache, and wonder, Rudner's stories ponder the richness of relationship, whatever form it takes.   Read more>>

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