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Robert Finch

Robert Finch is the author of seven books, most recently The Iambics of Newfoundland: Notes from an Unknown Shore (Counterpoint, 2007). He is coeditor of The Norton Book of Nature Writing and a faculty member in creative nonfiction at Spalding University in Louisville. Finch also broadcasts a weekly radio commentary for WCAI (a National Public Radio affiliate in Woods Hole, Massachusetts). He lives on Cape Cod and in Newfoundland.

Cape St. Mary's

At six thirty a.m. Penny and I start out by car from St. John’s toward Cape St. Mary’s, home of the largest gannet colony in Newfoundland and the southernmost gannet breeding colony in the world. The day begins in darkness…
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A Letter from Robert Finch

I want to say a few words about John Hay’s sentences, for I have always felt that his genuine claim to originality is as a stylist, not a thinker. Yet remarkably little has been said or written about his use…