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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 Truth of Low-Hanging Clouds

Tiepolesque: is that a word? If not, it should be: all these clouds stacked up and shadowed blue, as if the gods had finally deigned to...

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 1000 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...

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...

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...

Chapter Five: [How to Survive Deadly Diseases]

The following is a list of possible illnesses one may face during an expedition and the essential tools to survive. LOST-FOG ++++++++++++Fire-mirrors, ++++++blanket shelter, stone saw, ++++++++++++opticompass,...

Why Not Climb?

Whether it’s a bouldering sheep or a raw snow-bone, at this distance all is tantalising and inconclusive. Either way, there’s a silver flaw in your best eye, a speck...

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,...

Types of Animals

after Borges some by branching   by bivalve   by colony   by loping   by leaping some disguised in waiting   in watching   by blending in motion some in color   in...