Eric LeMay's essays, reveries, poems, food writing, digital art, and other larks
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In Praise of Nothing: Essays, Memoir, and other Experiments

Losing the Lottery

The Lost Garden of Herman Haerlin

Viral -Ize

Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese

CrossFit Nation

Star-Crossed Something-or-Others

Memory Collective

The Cliffs: An Essay, A Fiction, A Zombie Fusion

Dairy Revolutionary


The Montaigne Machine

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100 x 10

Threat Lexicon

My Alive



Binary Truths: Creative Nonfiction in Our Electronic Age

Caveat Scriptor: On the Essay and its Reader

What Is Creative Nonfiction?

About a Bee

In Defense of Food Writing: A Reader's Manifesto

On the Early English Essay: An Experimental Array

Taking Up Montaigne: The Essay in the Digital Age


On Montaigne, Metaphor, and the Thatness of the Essay


The One in the Many

The Loneliness of God

Hamlet, A Failure in Three Poems

Annabella's Serpentine Dance, 1896

Still Life

Mondrian Mood


Eric LeMay has taught writing at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago. He is currently on the faculty of the writing program at Ohio University, his alma mater. He serves as an associate editor for the New Ohio Review and the web editor for Alimentum: The Literature of Food. He is also a host on the New Books Network. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Gastronomica, Poetry Daily, the Best Food Writing series, and other venues. He lives in Athens, Ohio, with his wife and fellow writer, Kristin LeMay.