Charles Molesworth on style and spatial form in McElroy's Letter Left to Me, a novel whose poetic making is also an ethical growth.
"The plot offers not so much progress as recurrence, duplication, and reiteration." Flore Chevaillier offers one way to fill in the gaps of Joseph McElroy "Canoe Repair."
Andrew Walser introduces a gathering of essays on and by the novelist Joseph McElroy.
Gregg Biglieri offers some advice on reading McElroy: jettison one's habitual grammars and adopt the grammars of time and timing. Become an expert in sound. Become all ear.
A personal account by novelist Joseph McElroy of the WTC crash (that is: a structure of some outside and inside project encompassing one individual).
Excerpted from a forthcoming nonfiction book on water, Joseph McElroy's essay ponders (among other questions) the relationship between the physical waters of the world and brain and the phenomenal waters of the mind. "I meant to ask, 'What has water to say on the subject of us?" - i.e., on its own without prompting? Dumb question, it tells me."
Toward a definition of a postmodern genre: the field-novel.
Joseph McElroy shares field notes and reflections from Mount St. Helens.
Excerpted from Water Writing - an essay; presented as part of the ebr Critical Ecologies thread; concurrent with a literary Festschrift in honor of Joseph McElroy's lifework.