The Quest for the Collision Zone: An Arctic Expedition

Geologists on a mission to vindicate their theory of a lost mountain range discover something even more significant buried beneath the ice. An excerpt from A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice.

Published: Mar 13, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,848 words)

A Loaded Gun: The Real Emily Dickinson

An excerpt from A Loaded Gun, by Jerome Charyn, who writes that Emily Dickinson was not just “one more madwoman in the attic,” but rather a messianic modernist, a performance artist, a seductress, and “a woman maddened with rage—against a culture that had no place for a woman with her own fiercely independent mind and will.”

Published: Mar 15, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6,471 words)