The Nature Issue
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In Natural Causes, a provocative collection of radical reinventions of the genre of nature writing, we encounter shrimp farms and spoonbills, maize husks and Austrian woods, tarantulas and eels, multitudinous winds that pollinate or desiccate—nature in all its myriad forms, right down to photons, neutrons, neutrinos, and, yes, even Godzilla, the Sasquatch, and some of nature’s other fictive and folkloric monsters.
Bradford Morrow is the editor of Conjunctions and the recipient of the PEN/Nora Magid Award for excellence in literary editing. The author of six novels, his most recent books include the novel The Diviner’s Tale (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and the fiction collection The Uninnocent (Pegasus Books). He is currently at work on a collaboration with virtuoso guitarist Alex Skolnick, A Bestiary. A Bard Center fellow and professor of literature at Bard College, he lives in New York City.
Benjamin Hale is the author of the novel The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (Twelve) and the recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize and a Michener-Copernicus award. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Conjunctions, Harper’s, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He teaches at Bard College.