Close Reading the Wood-pile

About this time every year, when the leaves begin to fall and the soil is perpetually wet and cushiony, I begin to long, strangely enough, for comfortable measurements. The three deer who’ve visited our lawn came back this second morning, so that’s a start. The tiny, unrecognizable bird (sparrow? finch?) fluttered in and out of […]

Inconceivable

Perforations acorns spackle a plot of grass, denting the earth with such humble perforations not one is destined to rootand and yet their collective persistence, their uniform, haphazard conglomerating whets the fertile expanse of the damp and formless ground so many puncture wounds— nature’s indeterminate guarantee against finality

Wildness: Voices in the Sacred Landscape

Check out this great new anthology. In celebration of the 5th anniversary of its founding, Homebound Publications is pleased to announce the publication of Wildness: Voices of the Sacred Landscape, featuring 19 authors including David K. Leff, L.M. Browning, Gunilla Norris, Theodore Richards, Gary Whited, Eric D. Lehman, and me. Here’s a teaser from my essay […]