Gregory Gipson

Gregory Gipson writes from suburban Tampa, Fla.

Abbey Lives!

Gregory Gipson reviews Edward Abbey: A Life by James Cahalan

Writing a biography of an author can be a challenging task -- how much do you write about the subject's life, how much about the work? -- and reviewing such a biography even more so. …

White Trash Turns Green

Gregory Gipson reviews Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

"Beauty is so much in demand," A. R. Ammons writes in his magnificent poem, "Garbage," that "it's a wonder natural / selection hasn't thinned out anything not perfectly / beautiful." Nature, he adds, "likes a …