Buhner Stephen Harrod

Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of seven books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine. He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.

His most recent works are The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines for Life on Earth (Chelsea Green, February 2002) Vital Man: Natural Health Care for Men at Midlife (Penguin Putnam, Fall 2002), The Taste of Wild Water: Poems and Stories Found While Walking in Woods (Raven Press, Winter 2003) Transformational Fasting: Spiritual, Emotional, and Physicial Renewal and Detoxification Through Fasting (Penguin Putnam, Fall 2003).