Afield features short articles by writers, artists, scholars, and others who work and create close to nature. Here, they share what they're working on, what interests them, and other great resources and tidbits.

Madison P. Jones IV

I’ve got Jim Harrison’s Dead Man’s Float at the top of the pile, followed immediately by W.S. Merwin’s Garden Time. Both writers were important to me when I started writing poetry. Their writing showed me how to encounter failure on the page, which is so necessary when you start writing. I return to their work whenever I need to jumpstart my engines after a poetic lull.