David Gessner is chair of the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the author of All the Wild That Remains and Leave It As It Is. This essay is adapted from his latest book, Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight: Sheltering with Thoreau in the Age of Crisis.
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
What Thoreau can teach us about living life during—and after—the pandemic
by David Gessner | Tuesday, June 02, 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”