Achilles Seastrom


527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA


Achilles Seastrom (he/him) is a writer, editor, and artist whose work is often inspired by the wildlife of the midwest and the relationships that region animates between humans and the more-than-human world. He is deeply interested in public communication and hopes his work facilitates radical, productive, caring relationships between humans and the more-than-human world as we move further into climate crisis. Beyond nature, Achilles's work engages with transgender lived experiences, religious deconstruction, workers' rights, and normalized forms of inequity.

Achilles is a 2023-2024 Pearl Hogrefe Fellow. He currently reads fiction for the speculative fiction magazine James Gunn's Ad Astra and previously interned with the place-based magazine He recently published a nonfiction essay on the relationship between land and extractive farming heritages in Symphony in the Flint Hills' 2023 Field Journal. Achilles shares his home with a greyhound named Loch who rightly occupies his free time with long walks during which Achilles thinks deeply about the more-than-human world and Loch sniffs stuff.