In-flight entertainment gets literary

By Harriet Staff

Look forward to more than fourteen grams of vacuum-packed "snack mix" on your next cross-country flight--meet Airplane Reading, the new online journal from poet Mark Yakich and United-Airlines-employee-turned-English-scholar Christopher Schaberg:

We started this site to treat “airplane reading” seriously. Beyond throwaway entertainment or mere distraction, we see airplane reading as a kind of storytelling that can animate, reflect on, and rejuvenate the experience of flight.

The pieces collected here amount to a kind of ongoing anthology about air travel. New pieces are posted daily, and each week we select one to feature. All pieces are archived indefinitely.

Airplane Reading welcomes submissions of up to 1000 words on the subject of air travel. Find out more here!

Originally Published: September 21st, 2011