Lew Welch

The Poet Who Wanted to Be Eaten by Vultures

One day in 1971, the hard-drinking Beat poet Lew Welch walked into the woods of Nevada County and disappeared, possibly angling to be eaten by vultures.
Viet Thanh Nguyen Photo courtesy of Anna Min

An Early Short Story from Pulitzer-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen

An early story from 2016 Pultizer Prize-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Eduardo Galeano 1940-2015

Eduardo Galeano has died at the age of 74 in his native Uruguay.
Vultures on tree

How The Near Extinction of Indian Vultures Led to Disaster

The populations of the nine species of Indian vultures began to plummet in the 1990s