Watershed | The Tennessee River

Watershed | The Tennessee River

Sep. 28, 2017 >> My essay “A Complicated Belonging” accompanies Jeff Rich’s collection of photographs of the Tennessee River watershed, a stunning book that’s been published by Fall Line Press. I’m thrilled to see the book hot off the press; it has a truly elegant, artful design. Rich’s work in the TN River watershed looks at the impact of the… [ Continue Reading ]

Stories from the Big Island of Hawai’i

Stories from the Big Island of Hawai’i

Sep. 12, 2017 >> I spent five weeks this summer living and working on the Big Island of Hawai’i, in a continuation of what has always felt a disjointed relationship with the place, though it has gone on for 30 years now. My father is the thread who led me there & the reason I’ve… [ Continue Reading ]

“The Soft Things”

“The Soft Things”

July 7, 2017 >> A piece I wrote last year about native mussel species of the Tennessee River watershed is out now in the Summer issue of the Oxford American. I am delighted to see it in print, and I could not have asked for a better photographic pairing: Sally Gall’s “Efflorescence.” The OA doesn’t post… [ Continue Reading ]

Mycelium

Mycelium

March 29, 2017 >> Mycelium as both metaphor for, and actual physical reality of, interconnectivity and the cooperative nature of creation has been on my mind lately as a kind of guiding idea. I think that we need the story and symbol of mycelium now, as it reflects also our human structures and reminds us how… [ Continue Reading ]