Originally from Canada, I'm a Natural Science lecturer in the Core Curriculum here at Boston University, involved in the courses
CC105 and CC106, both of whose webpages have now moved to Blackboard. I'm the Faculty organizer for BU's
EcoFest, and maintain the EcoFest blog
Eco-Now -- please drop by.
I also write short fiction, nonfiction and poetry. You can contact
me at hudon "at" bu.edu.|
News (June 2, 2012):
Watch for new work appearing soon in:
- Check out my latest piece in the Boston Globe
- I'm the 2011 winner of the Tiferet Nonfiction prize! My essay, Vietnam: Calling All Wandering Souls, has been published on their
- A chapbook of some of my recent poetry and prose, called "Evidence for Rainfall," has been brought out by Pen and Anvil Press,
available on their webpage or from me. This
publication coincided with my invited reading at the Axiom Art Gallery on May 13, 2010.
- My first book, The Bluffer's Guide to the Cosmos",
was published by Oval Books (UK) in April, 2009. It is available on Amazon and by special order at your local bookstore (ISBN:978-1-903096-42-0).
Feel free also to email me about it at the address above.
- Here is a short Youtube trailer I made for the book and
here is the intro to the book.
The Science Creative Quarterly has just published my piece "How to Think about Eternity," see below.
Here are some of my recent writing links:
- I'm giving a seminar on Reimagining Nature Through Poetry at BU's
Alumni College for BU alumni and friends, Friday June 8. See the link for registration.
- In 2010 and 2011, I gave a series of five public presentations on the topic of Cosmic Perspective on Celebrity Cruises on two different
cruise ships, the Celebrity Eclipse and the Celebrity Mercury. The individual presentations were: Finding our Place in Space, Finding our Place in Time,
Transits and Cosmic Perspective, The Bluffer's Guide to the Cosmos and Biodiversity and You. Fifty to one hundred people attended each and all were well received.
- Contact me if you're interested in hearing more about my presentations about science or writing or both.
Experience a Parisian Rendezvous at Prime Numbers.
Swink, published a bio-history of Rene Albert, "the world's only surrealist scientist".
- A Borgesian fantasy, "Borges and You", was published in Qwerty in Fall 2009.
- Check out some some microfictions, including "A History of Laughter, A History of Teenagers, and Bedtime at Our House" at Glossolalia.
- Read about "Whale Migration"at Rumble.
- Read the despatch from
"The Center of the Galaxy" at The Charles River Journal.
"The Wave: A Review" and "The Last Days of My Youth" at Neon.
- A new story, "A Report on the New String Theory Library," has appeared in an anthology of stories about string theory, Riffing on Strings,
published by Scriblerus Press. You can read an excerpt, including
my story, at the publisher's website.
- The anthology received a very favorable review in New Scientist, reprinted in the blog
3 Quarks Daily and
also available as a pdf tearsheet.
- My story is also featured on the
New Scientist site.
- Enjoy The Life of Dreams in The Avatar Review.
- Have an espresso at The Four O'Clock Cafe at The Blue Print Review.
- See what the fuss is about at Cezanne's Carrot with The Birth of the Universe
- Check out Neon (UK), Issue 12 for A Short Course on Cloud Physics
have to buy the magazine, but it's a nice little package.)
Read my prize-winning essay Vietnam: Calling All Wandering Souls at Tiferet.
Picture Guatamala in Gulf Stream.
A travel essay called, "How to Cross the Street in Hanoi," was published in The Nashwaak Review, in 2009.
A travel essay called, "A Gap in the Indian Afternoon," was published in Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature in 2009.
- Read Laos: Staring at You in Two Hawks Quarterly.
- Travel to the Bottom of Laos, with photos, at Asian Cha.
- Relive a breakup story from Bangkok (from Eclectica):
Another Night in Bangkok
- Go on a wild-goose chase in Bangkok (from Utne): Excuse Me, Sir
- Take a meditation lesson in Bangkok while Traveling, Traveling, Traveling in Buddhist Thailand in The Wanderlust Review.
- Experience some Cuban Episodes from the Journal of the Core Curriculum
- Go to an Indian classical music concert in Delhi (originally published in Grain Magazine and reprinted in the Journal of the Core Curriculum): Delhi Raga
- Travel On the Road to Dharamsala at Pology Magazine.
- A travel essay, "Rajasthan: The Mirages of Life," has appeared in issue 49 of Bayou Magazine.
Science and Science Humor
The Antigonish Review published a poem of mine called The Burgess Shale.
Clarion, published a poem called "Tracks".
Two poems from my Magritte project were published in The Meadowland Review.
- Four poems appeared in the summer (volume 5, #2) issue of The Wilderness House Literary Review.
- Several of my poems based on the work of surrealist painter Rene Magritte appeared in the Hiss Quarterly,
which went defunct in 2009.
- Another has appeared in Diagram.