Arbor Day Post: Books about Trees

Arbor Day Post: Books about Trees

Readers of my novel The Eagle Tree may be interested in reading further about trees and arboreal concerns. On this Arbor Day 2018 I’m celebrating Arbor Day by posting a set of books all about trees. (You can read more about the history of Arbor Day here.)...
The Procession of the Species

The Procession of the Species

The Procession of the Species comes to life this week in Olympia, Washington! In my novel The Eagle Tree, my narrator March Wong experiences a wonderful parade entitled the Procession of the Species that showcases many different types of animals and plants. I’ve...
Poem: Don’t Go Into the Library

Poem: Don’t Go Into the Library

by Alberto Ríos The library is dangerous— Don’t go in. If you do You know what will happen. It’s like a pet store or a bakery— Every single time you’ll come out of there Holding something in your arms. Those novels with their big eyes. And those no-nonsense, all...
Poem: The Continuous Life, Mark Strand

Poem: The Continuous Life, Mark Strand

(posted on Mark Strand’s birthday – April 11, 1934) What of the neighborhood homes awash In a silver light, of children hunched in the bushes, Watching the grown-ups for signs of surrender, Signs that the irregular pleasures of moving From day to day, of...