David J. Goodwin
Love(craft) and Marriage: A New York Story
A recent article in Gotham distills H. P. Lovecraft’s New York City years and offers a hint of a forthcoming biography on that time in the author’s life.
Greenwich Village with H. P. Lovecraft
A city creature, H. P. Lovecraft loved strolling through Greenwich Village to discover its architecture and streetscape.
A Song of Spring
Walking through an early spring garden prompts a reflection on William Blake and the nearness of infinity.
The City of Light
Paris has inspired countless paintings, stories, and dreams. Lupin invites viewers to walk through this Paris.
Watching The Booksellers leads to a reflection on the printed word, discovery, and friendship.
A Dispatch from the Study
Quiet solitude is the natural environment for most writers. However, the grinding isolation and stress of the ongoing pandemic tests everyone’s psychological mettle. Then came the Capitol insurrection last month. The future remains, at best, unsettled. Most days, frightening. Still, we can find solace, relief, and daresay meaning in our day-to-day routines and pursuits. Here…
Chatting about Cities (and Lovecraft)
Earlier this January, I talked with We Need Some Milk, a podcast discussing local politics and urban policy. Since the hosts and I shared such a wide-ranging and fun conversation, they decided to make my appearance a two-part episode. We chatted about the Jersey City political landscape, the New Jersey gubernatorial race, and my forthcoming…
New Year, New Podcast
2021 marks my third straight appearance on a New Year’s episode of We Need Some Milk, a podcast devoted to exploring local politics in Massachusetts and New Jersey. (Although this pairing might seem strange, trust me, it works.) Three years running … it’s officially a tradition. The hosts and I discussed the pandemic, cast predictions…