Sketch Book Reviews: How I Became a Tree by Sumana Roy


How I Became a Tree, written by Sumana Roy and released on August 31, 2021 from Yale University Press, is a beautiful collection of essays that looks at nature, belonging, and being. Throughout the collection, Roy weaves together science, nature, personal narrative, literature, sociology, and more to keep the reader turning pages—and to turn us all into tree-lovers.


Kateri Kramer is a writer, illustrator, and book designer from Colorado. She has an MFA in creative writing from the Mile High MFA at Regis University. Her writing has been published in Axon Creative Explorations, Barren Magazine, and 5x5, among others. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, fly fishing, rock climbing, ceramics, and art. Her art and writing can be found at or on Instagram at @OscarWildeKat. More from this author →