Amherst Magazine: Winter 2016

Amherst Magazine Winter 2016 Cover
Tess Taylor

Harvest Days
By Tess Taylor ’00
At first the blankness of the page matched the blankness of the snow. But as lettuce grew and cucumbers ripened, the year took shape in a poet’s computer.

Monumentally Wrong

Monumentally Wrong
By James Warren ’74
For the reporters covering Trump,  Clinton and all the others, the endless spring training is over and the time for contrition is here.

The Hundred Year Plan

The Hundred Year Plan
By Rand Richards Coopers ’80
Thai Lee ’80 heads the largest woman-owned company in the United States. It boasts a 99 percent customer retention rate. Yet she insists she's no smarter than anyone else.


Point of View
In trading a corporate life for a creative one, an alumna discovers that the risky and the practical are not always at odds.