Seth Landman

Editor & Writer

United States

Seth Landman is an editor, writer, and educator. He has written about sports, literature, business, music, and pop culture for various outlets over the past two decades. From 2007—2013 he was a fantasy basketball writer for He edited the online literary journal Divine Magnet from 2015–2017. For the past five years, he has been teaching high school English. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Denver and an MFA in Poetry from UMass Amherst. He is the author of two books of poems: Sign You Were Mistaken (2013, Factory Hollow Press) and Confidence (2015, Brooklyn Arts Press).

Why Tanking in the NBA Is Actually Good for Fans

It may seem overly obvious to suggest that losing on purpose - in any context aside from the occasional game of Candyland against a 4-year-old - isn't good. Sports provide a chance to see people who are great at something try to perform at the highest level of that greatness.

The Flood

If you've been reading this newsletter, you know that when it comes to basketball I'm kind of obsessed with ball movement. I'm fixated on the speed with which players make decisions. I hold it to be a tenet of the true religion that each pass thrown creates a minuscule advantage for the offense over the defense and that this advantage, followed up over and over again, can be overwhelming.

21-22 NBA Previews: The Milwaukee Bucks (#1)

Basketball is exactly life. It's not less than life or more than life. It isn't any more or less stupid than any of the other things we spend our time doing, like going to the RMV or working 40 hours a week.

On Jaws

Essay on the film, Jaws.