Sean Prentiss once spent most of his year living in a tent in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest as he worked for Northwest Youth Corps, building trails across the West. During this time, he bathed in rivers and lakes, washed his clothes by hand, ate food burned to the bottom of Dutch ovens, and never shaved. He now has moved on to inside work, as an assistant professor at Norwich University. And though he bathes regularly, shaves daily, and is now washing his clothes in the washer machine, he dreams to the trail every night.
Sean is the author of Finding Abbey: A Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave and the co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: An Anthology of Explorations in Creative Nonfiction.