Paul Buchheit wrote for progressive publications (Commondreams, NationofChange, Alternet) for 15 years. He is an author of books, poems, essays, and scientific journal articles. He recently completed his first historical novel, 1871: Rivers on Fire. His poetry has appeared in The Lyric, Illinois State Poetry Society, Poets & Patrons of Chicagoland, Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, The Journal of Formal Poetry, Society of Classical Poets, and other publications. His most recent non-fiction book was Disposable Americans, published in 2017 by Routledge.