Brandon R. Schrand

Brandon R. Schrand is the author of Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem and Misbehavior, forthcoming in 2013, and the memoir The Enders Hotel. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Utne Reader, Tin House, Shenandoah, the Missouri Review, and numerous other publications and anthologies, and has been reprinted in The Pushcart Prize. He lives with his wife and two children in Moscow, Idaho, and teaches at the University of Idaho.

Esto Perpetua

I. June 1919. Rigby, Idaho. Off in the distance, amid the rural flatlands, dust devils yaw over cropfields and a rogue screen door claps in the wind. An eleven-year-old boy climbs into the attic of the family homestead and alights…

Eleven Ways to Consider Air

I. Of all the elements in the American West romanticized in the nineteenth century, air is perhaps the most curious. Gold, copper, silver, and water certainly top the list in many ways and rightfully so. The notion of water in…