Tamara Dean

Tamara Dean has written for Orion magazine and The Southern Review, among other publications. The author of the book The Human-Powered Home, she lives in Viola, Wisconsin. Her essay “Slow Blues,” published in the Autumn 2020 issue of the Scholar, was a National Magazine Award finalist.

Night Vision

On finding comfort and purpose in the dark

by Tamara Dean | Thursday, June 22, 2023

Safer Than Childbirth

Abortion in the 19th century was widely accepted as a means of avoiding the risks of pregnancy

by Tamara Dean | Friday, March 04, 2022

Slow Blues

On confronting the wonder and terror of nature

by Tamara Dean | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Good Neighbors

When beavers came between us and a farmer down the road, we knew something more was at stake

by Tamara Dean | Monday, December 05, 2016


When a tornado tears through a beloved landscape, is it possible to just let nature heal itself?

by Tamara Dean | Wednesday, September 01, 2010