One Kind of Everything

Shadowboxing: An Open Letter to My Students About Captain Violin, Saul Bellow, the War, and the Art of Fiction



The Essay as Jazz, Butterfly, Knuckleball: An Interview with Edward Hoagland


Bury This Pig

from Concerning Romanticism: As Picture Postcard, On Thanks, Heart or Head Canard, Underneath

Crusoe in England

Report from the Aftermath

Report from the Compound

The Scabbard of Limbs Means Flesh

Charlie Chaplin Dug Up & Ransomed: A Prayer

Second Pilgrimage, Rodeo Nites

My Ghost

From the Book of Small Animals

Speed of Trees

South Carolina


Tycho Brache: Astronomy


Notoriety Among the Small & Wild

A Writer’s Writer

Always an End

Blind Instinct

The Heart of the Forest

The geographer’s colors. Homages to Saul Bellow and Elizabeth Bishop, a roving interview with Edward Hoagland, as well as the sharply drawn fictional worlds of Gania Barlow, Xujun Eberlein, Mary O’Donoghue, Tova Reich, Tom Whalen, and Nicholas Montemarano. Poems by Matt Donovan, Paula Closson Buck, Eamon Grennan, and others complement the vigorous book collages of Maureen Mullarkey.

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