Joseph Akel is a New York-based writer and editor. His nonfiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Interview, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?
I open my eyes to the world around me and I am inspired. Nature is everywhere, at all times. Its unequivocal character is a lesson in the absolute surrender by which we must all abide.