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Ben Shattuck: Three Walks

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“When Henry started this walk at age thirty-two in 1849, he wore a broad-brimmed hat designed with a miniature shelf to hold the flowers he found,” reads Ben Shattuck from his essay “Three Walks,” first published in the Common and included in his book, Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau (Tin House, April 2022). For more on the book, read “The Written Image: Ben Shattuck” in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Sophie Calle on Hotel Rooms

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“It was like a portrait of the room with different people using that room day after day.” In this video for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, artist and writer Sophie Calle speaks about her time working as a hotel maid and documenting her observations of guests for her book The Hotel (Siglio Press, 2021). Calle’s project is featured in “The Written Image: The Hotel” in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Audrey Niffenegger

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The author of the novels The Time Traveler’s Wife (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004) and Her Fearful Symmetry (Scribner, 2009) reads from her new graphic novel Raven Girl, featured in this issue's The Written Image, at the Royal Opera House in London.

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Poet on the Edge

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Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge, an exhibition of photographs, letters, special editions, and other ephemera, is being shown at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, through February 11, 2011. For a look at two of the poet's pen-and-ink drawings featured in the exhibition, check out The Written Image in the January/February 2011 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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