Recent Essays


Habana Vieja, Photo por Bronwyn Mills


Editorial and Exploratory:

Meditations on Mandelstam (a series)

In Memoriam (on the death of Eduardo Galeano)


Aleph and the Ox (Introducing Chapter One, a feature of Tupelo Quarterly)

Science & the Elephant’s Child (Part II)

Science and the Elephant’s Child (Part I)

The Animal Kingdom (“Grand Metaphors”)

The River Road (“Flow”)

Interviews and Reviews

Interview with James Lewelling

Introduction to Ercan Kesel’s Fairy Soda

Dispatches from the Forest of Kings 


Obituary for a Shipwrecked Sailor; Gabriel Garcia Marquez,with Eric Darton

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o:  Exile and Resistance