About

Walter Levy writes about picnics and food from a New York town with one traffic light. He is professor emeritus in English at Pace University, New York.

Selected food publications include “American Picnics,” Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink, 2nd edition (2012); “Once Upon a Literary Sandwich,” Virginia Culinary Thymes (2011); guest editor of The CEA Critic (Food and Literary Imagination, 2008); “Anti-Picnics,” Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery 2007 (2008); “American Picnics,” Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink (2007); “American Picnics,” Oxford Book of American Food and Drink (2004, 2012); “Picnics,” Scribner’s Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (2003); Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery for 2003, 2004, 2007; “American Picnics,” Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink, 2nd edition (2012);“Once Upon a Literary Sandwich,” Virginia Culinary Thymes (2011); guest editor of The CEA Critic (Food and Literary Imagination, 2008); “Anti-Picnics,” Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery 2007 (2008); “American Picnics,” Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink (2007); “Some Like It Raw,” Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery 2004 (2005); “American Picnics,” Oxford Book of American Food and Drink (2004); “Picnics,” Scribner’s Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (2003); “Picnics and Fairy Tales,” Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery 2003 (2004).

Also, Listening to Earth: American Environmental Writing, with Christopher Hallowell (2004); Modern Drama: An Anthology of World Drama (1999); Green Perspectives: Thinking and Writing about Literature and the Environment, with Christopher Hallowell (1994); Lives Through Literature: A Thematic Anthology, with Helane Levine Keating, 3rd edition (2001).