Category: Beard, Jo Ann

essay canon dispatch no. 1 — “The Fourth State of Matter” by Jo Ann Beard (90’s)

a dark matter halo, far more expansive than the galactic disk, yet (theoretically) what is holding it together. image found here
a dark matter halo, far more expansive than the galactic disk, yet (theoretically) what is holding it together. image found here

“Well, if im gonna commit to a creative non-fiction writing program, i ought to read more of that stuff,” the blogger thought.

i figure there’s more to the alleged CNF canon than John McPhee, and indeed, a list from Lee Gutkind’s nonfiction journal site offers a starting point. my record for sticking to my plans on this blog has been atrocious, and only marginally better irl. but im determined to blog a series with one entry on every selection. Each essay on the list is the arbitrary representative of its respective decade (it seems to be a US-centered list). included with every blog on this reading mission will be a longer excerpt. this current wp theme annoyingly makes quote text italics, so i wont do that with these clips.

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