Amy Leach

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Amy Leach grew up in Texas and earned her MFA from the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The Best American Essays, The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and numerous other publications, including Granta, A Public Space, Orion, Tin House, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, and a Pushcart Prize. Her first book was Things That Are. She lives in Montana.



How fast is time? What is time plus time? How many jiffies in an hour, how many soons in an afternoon? How many fasts does it take to make a slow? Continue reading


A California Bestiary

HOW IMPOVERISHED is a mind unhaunted by hedgehogs. Medieval bestiaries presented, for haunting purposes, hedgehogs and barnacles and coots and tragelaphuses. The fancy-free beasts were illustrated, and described, and then there Continue reading