Review: These Given Days

 Andrew C. Gottlieb Reviews Wild Delicate Seconds by Charles Finn  Wild Delicate SoundsBy Charles Finn Oregon State University Press, 2012 112 Pages, ISBN 978-0-87071-655-3The sun is just coming up in... Read More...

Review: Thirty Years, Plan Needed

Thirty Year Plan: Thirty Writers on What We Need to Build a Better Future, edited by Jennifer Sahn : Review by Andrew C. Gottlieb The premise for the anthology is simple: with a window of 30 years, ask 30 writers for short essays on one thing they deem necessary for the world, for the human population living in this world, on this planet.’s Elemental Issue Now Live

We are pleased to announce the launch of's 34th issue: Elemental. Issue 34 -- Fall 2013 -- includes a wonderful mix of literature, including the winners and finalists of our 4th Annual Contests in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction. With a guest editorial by Priscilla Long, an interview with earth scientist Fred Swanson, poetry by a dozen leading poets (including our first video poems), searing nonfiction and fiction, outstanding photography, and well-traveled columns, you'll want to dive right in.

Interview with Fred Swanson

 Ecological Reflectionsby Andrew C. GottliebAbout Earth Scientist Fred Swanson Fred Swanson.Photo courtesy Fred Swanson.Fred Swanson is an emeritus scientist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station of ... Read More...

Review: The Invisibles: A Vivid Collection

The Invisibles, by Hugh Sheehy : Reviewed by Andrew C. Gottlieb As an author, he’s crafting tales with details that overlap and deepen as the what-next unfolds. It’s clear why Sheehy’s story, The Invisibles, appeared in the Best American Mystery Stories 2008. It’s a complicated, character-based tale, much more than a simple whodunit.

Translating the Ancient/Modern Mind

Andrew C. Gottlieb Reviews Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape by David Hinton There’s a magic that comes from the combination of scholarly work—language, time period, spiritual history, place— that David Hinton has studied and mastered over the years. The focus is Taoist theory and thought, “in part because it represents such a remarkably contemporary worldview. It is secular, and yet deeply spiritual,” he tells us.