Thursday, May 21, 2009

ISLE is Publishing My Dandelion Essay

Wooooo freaking hoooooooooooo! You should wait to buy a copy, but you can read it here.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE) is, in my opinion, one of the top journals on critical and creative environmental writing. It's published by / through ASLE, The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment.

Watch for "The Lion's Tooth" at an invisible bookstore near you.


Maggie said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Amanda B. said...


That is so awesome- I knew it would happen soon. Go celebrate! :)

Gail said...

Fantastic...this is just the beginning!

Lynne said...

Benjamin, your essay goes to the heart of the question of what is a weed, and what is not. Terrific!
Personally, I always thought that Dandelions were the "poor man's ground cover", and it's great to find someone who agrees with me.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Thank you all! I'm so surprised and essay I wrote on a whim got taken, but one's I worked harder on haven't. I think I was just "on" that day. I love those days, but you have to work really hard and hit your head against the wall on 98% of the other days to get there.

Pam said...

Congratulations - I love ISLE. Very exciting for sure!

Read your flood tale...I'm thinking everything will be okay? That's my own sandy loam bias though - since all of our water goes straight down into the ground, and fast.

Yes, 98% is about it. Got two grant rejections last week - then one of my doctoral students got a sweet NIH fellowships (I'm the sponsor). It's persistence - exhausting, exhilerating persistence.