The Afterlife of WasteOctober 2015
The Turkish artist on moving to the epicenter of throwaway culture and imagining the life-forms that “might emerge out of the contemporary ooze.”
What kind of real mother would film the death of a child?
Myth Is a Theorem About the Nature of RealityMay 2014
The scholar on the vivid tradition of Haida poetry.
Edward Burtynsky’s WaterNovember 2013
The landscape of human impact.
Sherwin Bitsui: Sounds Like WaterJune 2013
Tomas Hachard talks with the award-winning poet about 'border poetry,' cultural access, and the politics of writing about nature.
Tomas Hachard: Denis Côté’s Animal InstinctsOctober 2012
Bestiaire’s place in the filmmaker’s oeuvre and anthropomorphic conceptions.
Chip Ward: A Letter of Apology to My GranddaughterMarch 2012
Chip Ward writes to granddaughter Madeline about the problems of the world she’s about to inherit.
[All morning I feed the petals]August 2011 the way a child just born / already knows to kiss head down
Terror of the Back Eighty AcresMay 2011
He grew tame // and hunted the dreams of farm kids—every tree scratch / on the window were his nails, every pregnant farm girl // was knocked up with the devil's seed and spiderbabies.
FieldworkMay 2011 Since 1997, I have spent several months each year living alongside biologists in the rainforests of Peru, Brazil, French Guyana, and Costa Rica. As an artist I am attracted to the idea that when I am working in a rainforest, I am a “visual researcher.”
Alexis Madrigal: Further Reading Recommendations from a Guernica WriterApril 2011
|Guernica feature writer Alexis Madrigal provides further reading recommendations for reminding us that nature always has the last word.|
Fairytale SmalltalkSeptember 2010
He says: look yourself up in the guide and tell me what you are.
Guernica’s Top 5 on Natural DisastersAugust 2010 Sweltering heat and blazing fires in Russia have contributed to devastating mudslides in Pakistan and China. Guernica counts down its top five reports of natural disasters.
Oil and AshBy Michael Bazzett
I understand this economically, and I’d rather not / mention the resemblance to prostitution, but when I open my / mouth it also fills with something called sky
Fish-Work, Bering SeaJuly 2010 A photographer chronicles his career as a commercial fisherman, a career he both romanticizes and loathes.
In AngangueoJune 2010
Little boys in drifts of dulling orange were trying / to pack balls of wings to throw at each other; / she thought perhaps she wouldn't have children.