Recommended by Nicie Panetta
One of the most committed readers I know, Kristen is also an editor, translator, and very good dog mom. Her reading notes are always sharp and often funny.
Sarah Lavender Smith offers readers so much more than a glimpse of what it's like to run the trails of her beloved Colorado mountains. She writes with heart about running and the place she calls home, with grace about aging with grit, and with delight about the funny, humble, smart, obsessed people who inhabit the trail running community.
Jason Anthony takes on some of the most complex questions we face and breaks them down with care, insight, and heart. I look forward to every issue.
From pelicans, to place names, to telephone poles, David Williams is the best kind of guide: knowledgeable, friendly, and articulate the natural world we inhabit in our cities and towns, as well as our wild places. Street Smart Naturalist takes on the best kind of wanders, after which your view of the world feels enlarged and enriched.
An essential read for me. Rebecca is generally way ahead of me, especially in the areas of translated literature, essays, and memoir from independent presses. Check out her excellent podcast @onebrightbook, while you are at it.