Recent Publications, Galleries, & Doings
Art, Conviviality & Snacks
Pete & Em's Annual Open Studio Gathering
For more information, visit the Vernon Streeet Studio site.
Consider the Oyster Series
at the Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet
Archival prints of my oyster photographs are on exhibit at the Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet.
Click on the oysters to see larger views:
The Constant Gardener
A Journey to Sweden and the Home of Linnaeus,
Published in The Atlantic, March 2007
The Swedish Way
Multimedia piece on travels in Sweden
Published on the Atlantic Online, March 2007
Telling True Stories
A Nonfiction Writers' Guide
Edited by Mark Kramer & Wendy Call
Plume Books & The Nieman Foundation
Inspiring stories and refreshingly candid advice
from journalists and essayists, including:
Nicholas Lemann on Weaving Story & Idea
Tracy Kidder on Field Notes and Drafts
Me on Prose Style
Language for an American Landscape
Edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney
Trinity University Press
A book of writerly and accurate definitions of the land and water features of the American continent. I was honored to be involved in writing this historic book, whose entries reveal the vast and storied particulars of our continent — from the dreen tides of New England to the pingos of Alaska.
"Tiny essays in the guise of definitions...
a way of reclaiming the language."
—New York Times
Less new, yet still very nice news
Hiestand's "Hymn" wins National Magazine Award
This essay, a tribute to the wisdom and community of anurban black church, was first published in The Atlantic Monthly.
The Good City—15 Great Writers on Boston
Edited by Emily Hiestand & Ande Zellman
Beacon Press 2004
A soulful collection of essays sponsored by The Boston Foundation and presented as a gift from the City of Boston to the delegates at the Democratic National Convention.
Ebb Tide Editions
Ebb Tide Editions, an independent press in Boston's Back Bay, publishes books, and artworks. Our premiere book is Barbara Hindley's novel, Grace—an urban fable about the promise of America.