John Linstrom is an NYU Public Humanities Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York and series editor of The Liberty Hyde Bailey Library for the Comstock Publishing Associates imprint of Cornell University Press. He coedited The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion: Essential Writings (Comstock-Cornell UP, 2019) and prepared the centennial edition of Liberty Hyde Bailey's ecospheric manifesto, The Holy Earth (Counterpoint, 2015), which features a new foreword by Wendell Berry. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Roanoke Review, The New CriterionNorth American ReviewAtlanta Review, and Commonweal Magazine; his literary nonfiction has recently appeared in The Antioch Review and Newfound; and his scholarship appears in The Sower and the Seer: Perspectives on the Intellectual History of the American Midwest (Wisconsin Historical Society, 2021). His dissertation at NYU focuses on literatures of land, labor, and ecology in the Progressive Era, and he holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. He lives with his wife and their joyful window garden in Queens, NY. He is on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Medium.

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Poem: "Notes from an Epicenter"

A very fresh poem of mine, reflecting on the uncanny weirdness of life under relative quarantine in New York City, is now available over at Writers Resist in their "Viral Resistance Issue"—check it out here.

Auto shops still rollicking with laughter,
a boy walks by, dribbles his ball alone. (full poem)