“‘And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven,'” an annotation of Whitman’s “Song of Myself” for North American Review‘s Every Atom project

The Craft of Editing,” From the Editor, Ecotone fall 2017: an essay on learning to edit and on teaching editing, including the fall 2017 version of the living document “Guiding Principles for Ecotone Editors.”

Additional editor’s essays for Ecotone: on plastic, fiddler’s conventions and documentary recording, new years, preserving, the printed word, and moving along.

What Can I Give You,” 32 Poems Contributors’ Marginalia on Maggie Smith’s “Love Poem”

Wake Up!“, 32 Poems Contributors’ Marginalia on Zeina Hashem Beck’s “Adhan”

A very short essay on the downtown Durham post office, and on writing letters, for In Quire’s Picture Postcards series, and in There’s This Place I Know…, an anthology of work from the series, edited by H. L. Hix and Heather Lang, October 2015

Notes on five place-based poets for Vela’s Bookmarked column

Falling Through the Screen,” on children’s literature about computing technology, American Scientist

On a Beech Branch, Noon,” a flash essay, qarrtsiluni


A special section on science and poetry for American Scientist’s Scientists’ Bookshelf, including reviews by Emily Grosholz, and my own review of Between Page and Screen by Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse

Elemental Amulets,” a review of Chemical Poems: One on Each Element, by Mario Markus, Journal of Chemical and Engineering News

And more reviews for American Scientist: An Ecology of Happiness, by Eric Lambin, translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

Beautiful Corn: America’s Original Grain from Seed to Plate, by Anthony Boutard
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr

Science and art/science reporting

on Edward Lear’s natural-history illustration
on biologist Courtney Fitzpatrick’s artist book about the Amboseli Basin
on potential endocrine effects of chemicals in antimicrobial soaps
on Ada Lovelace Day
on the benefits of forest bathing
on mapping food deserts
on seventeenth-century scientific treatises in verse
on the U.S. government’s U.S.–Mexico border fence and its effects on wildlife
on an exhibit of early digital art
on the communication strategies of sagebrush plants
and an interview with Cordelia Fine, author of Delusions of Gender