Writing About Dry Places with Craig Childs

Craig Childs Interview

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Craig Childs Interview Synopsis

Today’s episode brings us to Colorado, where Craig Childs speaks with us about the desert and dry places, and the importance of familiarity, meaning, and intimacy in writing about place.

Craig is an adventurer and writer who focuses on natural sciences, archaeology, and journeys into the global wilderness. He is a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, Outside, The Sun, and Orion to name a few. 

You can follow Craig Childs on his personal website or on The Last Word on Nothing, an online journal he keeps with a small group of writers. In the episode, Craig and I spoke about Ellen Meloy’s book The Anthropology of Turquoise: Mediations on Landscape, Art, and Spirit, Mary Oliver, Barry Lopez, Gretel Ehrlich, and Joy Harjo.


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