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Rich has written (and cartooned for) dozens of articles, book reviews, and interviews in a range of publications, such as Natural History magazine, Leviathan, Hemingway Review, Island Journal, Living Bird, and Ocean Navigator. He's a regular contributor to Sea History and Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors.

 

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Quarterly column "Animals in Sea History" (since 2006) for Sea History magazine include titles such as "Brown Pelican," "Paper Nautilus," "White Whales?," "Swordfish Art," and "Dana Octopus Squid."

 

Jan 2017: "Gulf of Maine Research Institute: Surveying Casco Bay for the Long Term," Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors 

 

2017: "Melville's 'Brit': an etymological and ecocritical chomp into Moby-Dick," in The Sea and Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literary Culture , eds. Steve Mentz and Martha Elena Rojas (Routledge)

 

Summer 2019: "Book Review of Richard Ravalli's Sea Otters," Sea History 167, Summer 2019, pp. 59-60.

 

Sep/Oct 2019: "How Herman Melville Still Shapes the Gulf of Maine" Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors

 

 

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Forthcoming 2020: "How Melville, the Naturalist, Writes of Ishmael, the Climate Refugee," 41˚N, Rhode Island Sea Grant

 

Forthcoming 2020: "Practices: How Herman Melville Sailed Around Cape Horn and Lived to Yarn About It," in A Cultural History of the Sea: Nineteenth Century, ed. Margaret Cohen (Bloomsbury)

 

Forthcoming 2021: "Ocean" in A Companion to Herman Melville, new edition, eds. Wyn Kelley and Christopher Oghe (Wiley)