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It races over the Bay of Bengal. It charges through river, paddy, and city. From Boston in my WhatsApp to family in Calcutta, I speak of Arfan. Perhaps...

Welcome to Troy

  Image: Supplied by the author. Kasha Gauthier: In the Spring of 2020, I traveled weekly from Boston to my hometown in NH. My dad...

The Mighty Mississippi, August 29, 2021

What alarmed you, O sea, that you fled? River Jordan, that you ran backward? — Psalms 114:5   After the thrill-flash in the storm-dark, chant-count your prayers, a child’s...

Greetings from Paradise

How is your heart? How is your hallux? How is your inner sea horse?

Are You a Self-Identified Black Woman?

  Are you eligible to partake in academia? Question your acceptance letter? Not writing the other perspective? Missing the point of the assignment? Do you...

The New York Times Publishes 1,000 Names

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for something to be different. This staying at home, not knowing what's going to happen next, worrying, not...

Kingwood, West Virginia

I almost died in West Virginia, not from the cold or heat— in winter there’s dead trees to burn, in summer the Cheat River. Perhaps I...

Dear Rhiannon

Dear Rhiannon, Bless you for believing when I said I’d backup danced for Paula Abdul. Bless your sister, who barely arched an eyebrow when you, all awe,...

The New Math

March 2020 My daughter pots plants in the desert. In the desert, pandemic is elsewhere. Or that’s the theorem. If the proof is in percentages, I tell her to...

The Most Portable Instrument

I am learning there is a single horn    growing from the top of my head Because it is invisible no one can take it from me When I walk down...

How My Heart Gets Said

I stop for the view on the horizon, it’s true, or partly true every place is a vista I keep going to. It’s true, or partly true I can’t...

Olly Olly Oxen Free

We need a good soaking rain the kind that grays the sky falls all day puddles on the concrete pours off the roof swells the creek turns it brown & rapid drops...