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Art under Constraints: Courtney Leonard and Prometheus Firebringer

23 September 2023

Two great events between Long Island and Brooklyn yesterday afternoon. As Friday traffic grew, I drove out to the lovely Heckscher Museum in Huntington to see Courtney Leonard’s mid-career...

Sailing without Ahab – coming in April 2024!

18 September 2023

I’m so pleased to have a cover to share for my forthcoming book of eco-poetry, Sailing without Ahab, which will appear this coming April from Fordham University Press. Like any parent,...

Shax and the Sea / Greenwich ’23!

11 September 2023

My first trip to Greenwich was in May 2007, when I was a greenhorn oceans scholar and nobody was yet talking about #bluehumanities. When I arrived in London that spring, the Cutty Sark,...

Shakespeare, the Sea, and the Folger

31 August 2023

The end of summer 2023 coincides with the e-publication of two public pieces courtesy of the good people at the Folger Shakespeare Library, that hub of scholarship and all things Shakespearean...