On whimwhams and wild whats: amy leach’s things that are written by isaac yuen o ne of the reasons i took a break from blogging was to push myself to start reading again but while i had a mountain backlog from great recommendations, i found myself not being in the headspace to explore new stories leach’s essays are as much fairy. Things that are is amy leach's first book it could happily be filed under fiction, non-fiction, poetry, philosophy or science concerned as it is with the natural world and the oneness of the. Amy leach’s essay collection, things that are, is a beguiling work of nature writing—filled with fainting goats, potato-shaped moons, existential pandas, and overly sensitive sea cucumbers it’s an unusual book, more pliny the elder than annie dillard leach doesn’t route the natural world.
Amy leach is the author of things that are her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and reviews, including a public space, ecotone, tin house, and orion, in addition to best american essays and best american science and nature writing. Amy leach’s essay collection, things that are, is a beguiling work of nature writing—filled with fainting goats, potato-shaped moons, existential pandas, and overly sensitive sea cucumbers it’s an unusual book, more pliny the elder than annie dillard.
A series of essays that progress from the tiniest earth dwellers to far-flung celestial bodies—considering everything from the similarity of gods to donkeys, to the connection of exploding stars and exploding sea cucumbers—to rekindle our communion with the wild world. Amy leach’s book, things that are, is a collection of essays that are equal parts nature writing in the tradition of mary austin and language play like that of lewis carroll her work has been published in a public space , tin house , orion , and the los angeles review.
Things that are is an incredibly beautiful reading experience leach's ability to look at the extremely ordinary things in life and find the extraordinary things within them is a gift, and this collection of essays is a real treat. On whimwhams and wild whats: amy leach’s things that are written by isaac yuen for me, the most powerful portions of leach’s essays come in the form of those leaps many a time, i would be reading along, relishing in her facts and fancies but then a passage, a sentence, would escort me out into the comfortable confines of an ordinary.
An interview with amy leach 11 sep amy leach is the author of things that are , a collection of essays that the writer yiyun li compared to “a descendent of lewis carroll and emily dickinson.
Things that are: encounters with plants, stars and animals by amy leach – review mad, mystical and acutely perceptive about nature, these are essays to bring us back to earth olivia laing.