“Mandala with Bones, Teeth, and Quail Egg,”
2010 Photograph by Kristen Zellmer
In the shadow of a tainted history, a poet struggles to write in the pastoral tradition. Web audio extra: author reads this essay aloud.
Will the unprecedented success of Homo sapiens lead to an unavoidable downfall? Web audio extra: author interview.
He spent his whole life observing nature and scribbling down notes about it, and now he couldn’t read a word of it.
A visual study of desecrated places tells an age-old story about humanity.
Finding beauty and wonder amid ecological ruin can be an exercise in salvation.
As an African city grows, it is devouring its own source of sustenance.
Dene teens take to the Thelon River in search of their identity and their future.
Blindly pursuing the holy grail of profit is bringing us oceans of misery.
To stop oil companies from wrecking the planet, we’ve got to jettison their stock.
How the allegory of the boiling frog gets it all wrong.
Orion’s publisher of thirty years lays out the vision he sustained and his hope, upon his retirement, that the magazine continues to make the world a kinder place. Web extra: editors out loud.
A print and web feature of Orion
Thoughts on the incredible popularity of dystopian young adult fiction.
The Race for What’s Left, by Michael T. Klare
Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World, by Sabina Berman, translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman
Empire of Shadows, by George Black
Full Body Burden, by Kristen Iversen
Plume, by Kathleen Flenniken
The Rime of the Modern Mariner, by Nick Hayes