V. Joshua Adams teaches literature and writing at the University of Louisville. He is a former editor of Chicago Review .
As Thoreau Says, Not As He Does: 'The Boatman' and 'Walden and Civil Disobedience' | 6 Oct 2017 // 4:30 AM
It is what Thoreau wrote about how to live -- not, mind you, the way he actually lived -- that makes him a significant cultural figure.
Allen Ginsberg: The Artist as Mensch | 13 Jun 2017 // 9:45 PM
The overwhelming impression from Ginsberg's interviews is his lack of ego. He comes across, again and again, as a fundamentally decent person.