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Seaweed Chronicles

Along the coast of Maine, a “tightly woven warp and woof of life, an ancient and essential system of give-and-take” flourishes around forests of seaweed. It is a “world at the Continue reading

Review

Hey, Marfa

Graywolf Press, 2018. $20, 160 pages. Hey, Marfa—poetry as scrapbook, diary, and visionary performance—is such a patchwork, it’s hard to know where to begin. Jeffrey Yang first went to Marfa to Continue reading

Review

Silence

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. $27, 320 pages. The ideal way to read Jane Brox’s books, which consider human interaction with the environment over long stretches of time, is during some kind Continue reading

Review

Underland

W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. $27.95, 384 pages. UNDERGROUND is a direction in Cartesian space. Underworld is a domain of myth. Underland is an actual, breathable place below Earth’s surface, Continue reading