Gretchen Legler is the author of On the Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica and All the Powerful Invisible Things: A Sportswoman’s Notebook, which received two Pushcart Prizes (reissued by Trinity University Press). She is a professor of creative writing at the University of Maine at Farmington. She lives in Farmington with her partner, Ruth.
From the Orion archives: this piece was featured in Orion’s Winter 1996 issue. THIS FALL ON GOOSEBERRY MARSH the weather is warm and the water is high. As Craig and I load Continue reading
How to Tan a Beaver Hide
In the springtime, beaver culture demands that two-year-old male kits leave their family lodges. And for a time, they become refugees. Crossing our roads, they are too often hit by cars Continue reading
The Happiness Index
FROM THE FORESTED HILLSIDE above us, a bulldozer sends giant rocks and tree limbs sailing down onto the hundreds-of-years-old footpath leading us from the Paro Valley floor to Dra Lhakhang, a Continue reading