Category Archives: Blog

GUEST POST BY MIRANDA TRIMMIER

      THE LIE OF THE BORDERLANDS  By Miranda Trimmier   The TARS blimp that floats above Fort Huachuca, Arizona looks cartoonish. It might be mimicking a friendly fish or beluga whale. It could be advertising used cars or trailing a wedding proposal. A brother blimp in Marfa is featured on Roadside Attractions, Your […]

GUEST POST BY LOGAN PHILLIPS

      HOW I MINED MARS by Logan Phillips   INTRODUCTION The land that is today called the US-Mexico borderlands has always been rich: in human cultures, in routes, in trades, in minerals. There are stories told of Spanish conquistadores finding silver ingots the size of two fists lying on the open ground in […]

GUEST POET BY KEVIN MOSBY

    LOBSTER TRAPPED by Kevin Mosby                 Standing on the back deck of my temporary home, the Flagg House, overlooking the crescent-arced Flagg Cove, my visitor Carl Waters looks to the sunset sea ebbing to the shore of Stanley Beach. — This used to be mine, all […]

GUEST POST BY KIM BUSSING

                                         THESE WOMEN WHO ARE MADE OF WATER by Kim Bussing   Willa Cather wouldn’t have seen the fox. Their time on Grand Manan didn’t intersect —red foxes were brought to the island in the 1870s […]

GUEST POST BY KATERINA IVANOV

   I AM NOT A BORDER / NO SOY UNA FRONTERA (an excerpt from the Novena series) by Katerina Ivanov   I. Why does it rain apocalyptic in the desert? We drive to Patagonia at the end of the world: Logan, Miranda, and I. The sky gets cazuela black, black as fat carpenter ants. The […]

GUEST POST BY EMILIO CARRERO

    NOTES ON A CEMETERY by Emilio Carrero   It was on my morning run, a few days ago, that I saw a deer waiting to cross the road. The time was around 6 a.m., about an hour before high tide. I slowed up as soon as I saw it standing on the edge […]

GUEST POST BY LAURA ESPÓSTO

            The Collection and What Remains by Laura Espósto   I. On our first morning on Grand Manan a bridge of Cirrostratus trail in from the south east. I ask Eshani if I can use her bedroom window to gauge whether the gauze sheet of clouds is above or below 25,000 […]

GUEST POST BY EMILIO CARRERO

          Searching for Work Emilio Carrero   The only security between me and Mexico was a metal detector machine manned by one guy. I’d made it down to Nogales with my friends to cross the border. I was surprised at how simple it was: I walked to the entry point, water […]

GUEST POST BY ESHANI SURYA

              Under What’s Seen Eshani Surya   The call comes early after we have hit open sea, after we can’t see Grand Manan any longer, or even the littler pieces of land that jut up from among the waves. By now the whale watch boat has taken us past […]

GUEST POST BY LEE ANNE GALLAWAY-MITCHELL

                   Refugium Lee Anne Gallaway-Mitchell   July 21, 2018 “Refugia can be defined as habitats or environmental factors that, coupled with morphological, life history, and behavioral attributes of animals, reduce the impacts of disturbance (Sedell et al., 1990; Lancaster and Belyea, 1997).”           […]