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In Memory

(Published on the web site of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment,) In Memoriam: Mary Oliver, 1935–2019 By …

In choice of place

Poem by Gary Snyder, “Rip Rap.” Images by Mark Long, Jiangsu, China, fall 2018 Lay down these words Before your mind like …

Coming into the Country

“If you have to ask that question, you wouldn’t understand the answer.” ––John McPhee, Coming into the Country Field edges, sloped margins …

A Nice Place to Visit

“Virtual space is a place to explore identity.” —Sherry Turkle, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age (2018) The other …

Open Education and ASLE

The things which are dear to men at this hour are so on account of the ideas which have emerged on their …

The Magic of Monadnock

马克·龙(Mark Long) is going to China. With an invitation in hand to be part of an American delegation to the “Poetry Bridges Continents: …

In Medias Res

“Cut these words and they would bleed; they are vascular and alive.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, from “Montaigne, or the Skeptic,” Representative Men: …

Seeing and Being Seen

For all symbols are fluxional; all language is vehicular and transitive, and is good, as ferries and horses are, for conveyance, not …

More on Twitter

In my previous post about why I don’t use Twitter I found my way to two sentences that have stood out for …

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