July 9, 2020

Torrey House author Chera Hammons writes from her home in Amarillo, Texas, looking back to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. During that time, she and her husband observed their wedding anniversary and traveled to San Antonio for the AWP con...

June 25, 2020

Environmental artist Edie Dillon, a contributor to the Nature, Love, Medicine anthology from Torrey House Press, contemplates the permeability of boundaries, the strength of human connection, and the power of art in times of crisis in today’s installment of T...

June 18, 2020

Nalini Nadkarni’s work in forest ecology, academics, and the arts and humanities coalesces in many eye-opening ways—including today’s That Thing with Feathers piece. A contributor to the Nature, Love, Medicine anthology from Torrey House Press,...

June 16, 2020

Spanning four generations of a mixed-race family, Alison Hart’s novel Mostly White is a powerful tale of intergenerational trauma and the healing brought by wildness, music, and the resilience of women. In today’s installment of That Thing with Feathers, Alison writes...

June 10, 2020

Karin Anderson writes during the Salt Lake City curfew imposed during Black Lives Matter protests. She recalls a turning point in her understanding of self and the systemic racism so many are crucially continuing to protest in cities around the world.

White on White

by K...

June 1, 2020

Wired for story, we humans seek the solace and connection of resonant words in times of distress and upheaval. But sometimes what we need even more are words that challenge and disrupt. Mark Maynard looks unflinchingly at the conflicts around race and police brutality...

May 28, 2020

Before Us Like a Land of Dreams author Karin Anderson returns to the series with mind-bending, eye-opening meanderings featuring Emily Dickinson, Freudian doppelgängers, and a close friend dear to the heart.​


by Karin Anderson

Particle physics suggests tha...

May 26, 2020

Writing from Colorado’s front range at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, THP author Kayann Short must re-envision what “community” looks like for her community-supported farm in a world changed by coronavirus. One thing seems certain: community still involves birds...

Though physical travel is limited these days, many of us are traveling far and wide, emotionally. In today’s installment of That Thing With Feathers: Hope and Literature in a Time of Pandemic, Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk writes from the Ute Mountain Ute Trib...

May 8, 2020

Around the world, countries and families cope with the pandemic, its impacts and the decisions about how to keep safe from a fast-moving virus. From his home in Amsterdam, Erik Raschke sees this history-making event as a father of young sons and dual citizen and asks w...

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