Cover Photo: A tree blooming with flowers on a suburban street in Brooklyn, New York
Courtesy of the author

Amid a Pandemic, Finding Rootedness in An Urban Forest

When I walk the dog or run errands, I pay attention to the trees around me. It roots me in the now.

Kristen Martin is currently working on book of essays meditating on our culture's relationship with grief, life, and death. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Literary Hub, The Cut, Hazlitt, BOMB, Real Life,  and elsewhere. She received an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. Currently, she consults with writers at the Columbia University Writing Center and teaches writing at NYU.