Essays. In a handful of wild seeds taken from any one natural community, there is hidden the distillation of millions of years of coevolution of plants and animals. – Ethnobotanist Gary Paul Nabhan. This volume, the first in the Pleasure Boat Studio Chapbook Series, contains short essays on literature and philosophy: A Grammar, Avalokiteshvara, Rocky Flats, and the New York Times, Old and New Litigation Songs, and Allen Ginsberg Death Notes. Schelling teaches poetry, Sanskrit, and wilderness studies at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. His recent books, available from SPD, include THE CANE GROVES OF NARMADA RIVER: EROTIC POEMS OF OLD INDIA, SONGS OF THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF BUDDAH (with Anne Waldman), and THE ROAD TO OCOSINGO. This volume is the first in the Pleasure Boat Studios Chapbook Series.