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Nick Neely

Nick Neely is enjoying his first year as a master’s candidate in the Literature and Environment program at the University of Nevada-Reno. He is a recent graduate of Brown University and the former editor of Watershed, Brown’s journal of environment and culture. He is also the founding editor of The LBJ: Avian Life, Literary Arts, a new journal devoted to the conservation of birds and fine writing.

Mother Nature, Her Eels

Under streetlight, the line comes reeling in. It’s Friday night on the Seekonk River, and a Dominican immigrant has an American eel, Anguilla rostrata, on the hook. This is a “yellow eel,” slightly more than a foot long,…