In this issue, we look into the many ways humans depict the natural world. Here’s some of what you’ll find:
We feature a special dedication to the late Barry Lopez, whose life and work made an enduring impact on Orion.
Meera Subramanian dives headlong into ocean plastics as they journey from factory to fish, degrading into nanoplastics along way.
Emily Raboteau takes us on a bird walk through Harlem, in search of endangered life.
In another collaboration with the Marshall Project, one incarcerated person describes what he sees through his cell window.
Anya Groner asks you to consider the importance of the color blue.
Former Orion poetry editor Aimee Nezhukumatathil extolls the wonders of chocolate in a brand-new column.