John Lane

teaches English and environmental studies at Wofford College and directs the Goodall Center for Environmental Studies. He is the author of twelve books, including Abdandoned Quarry: New & Selected Poems (Mercer University Press), named poetry book of the year by the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance. His most recent prose books are My Paddle to the Sea (University of Georgia Press) and Begin with Rock, End with Water (Mercer University Press).


To follow on the track of fish, birds, or any other animals, might be both discovery and repetition, because it might mean to go exhaustively into the nature of being alive.⤨ —John Hay The coyotes are here.…


Padgett’s need to be comfortable hits him just before we start walking the final half-mile to the abandoned quarry, so he changes clothes with the pickup’s door open between David’s sister, Betsy, and Padgett’s boxer shorts and bare legs. The…