James Polchin teaches writing at NYU and is the founder and editor of the site Writing in Public.
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Under the Influence My grandparents bought the house at the end of the row at the very edge of the city when my father was one year old, in 1938. Facing South Olden Avenue, the gray clapboard and brick […]
Wing Man What is it that drives some members of the human community to defy their physical limits, to exceed the norms of logic and reason, and to stand alone on the frontier of the impossible? I […]
Jasmine and the Good Life In late January in California, in the East Bay, the fences along the streets that I walk are sporadically punctuated with blooming jasmine. The scent is sweet but not heady: a spring […]