John Freeman is the founder of the literary annual Freeman’s and editor of multiple anthologies, including The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story, (2021). His other books include How to Read a Novelist, The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox, and two volumes of poetry, Maps and The Park. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Times. He is currently an artist-in-residence at New York University and executive editor at Knopf.
Art & Craft
ONCE, BEFORE I knew him well, I asked Barry Lopez the earliest thing he could remember. Without missing a beat, the most widely traveled and sophisticated spiritual seeker in North American letters Continue reading
Lay of the Land
There’s so much around us we cannot see, and there’s also so much we can. The gap between the two is where wonder lives. Continue reading
Somehow we’ve come to think of the environment as a thing outside us. As if it were a place, or a monument built out of rock face, or a lonely mammal Continue reading
On the edge of Jardin du Luxembourg nightjars fret the dark, shrikes pace the grounds, that fierce khanjar between the eyes. This week chiffchaff clocked in, flitting branch to branch on Continue reading