David Gessner is the author of 12 books, including Leave It As It Is; Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight; All the Wild That Remains; and the forthcoming A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World. He teaches at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he founded the journal Ecotone.
Fires in the West, hurricanes in the East—what it’s like on the ground as we confront our rapidly changing world
by David Gessner | Thursday, December 01, 2022
What Thoreau can teach us about living life during—and after—the pandemic
by David Gessner | Tuesday, June 02, 2020
What a stroke of luck when some of your favorite books were written by one of your dearest friends
by David Gessner | Wednesday, June 02, 2021
When confronting matters of race, some boundaries are more easily breached than others
by David Gessner | Tuesday, September 04, 2018
In our rush to condemn the heroes of the past, we must be sure not to abandon empathy
by David Gessner | Thursday, September 10, 2020
Can humanity engineer its way out of trouble?
by David Gessner | Monday, March 05, 2018
As we celebrate the centenary of the National Park Service, a meditation on “the best idea that America ever had”