The Fading Stars: A Constellation

The Fading Stars: A Constellation

for Lapham’s Quarterly

While modern astronomy has widened our understanding of the universe, this scientific culture has severed our deep intimacy with the cosmos.
Selected by Sy Montgomery for The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2019.

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Places that Have No Names

Places that Have No Names

for the Oxford American magazine

In which I ride a train from El Paso, Texas to Lynchburg, Virginia. Listed as notable in Best American Travel Writing 2017.

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Desert Histories

Desert Histories

for Orion magazine

Stories of Spitzenburg apples and mescal agave in the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas.

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