Author Archives: Alison Deming

GUEST POST BY JACLYN SIPOVIC

  THREE ROADS TO ALTAR VALLEY Part I November 2020 by Jaclyn Sipovic   My car had no radio. The air conditioning no longer worked. The week prior I opened the windows to get some air and now they would no longer close. There were leaks in every line I could no longer keep fixing. […]

GUEST POST BY KATERINA IVANOV

  THIN PLACE   October 2020   by Katerina Ivanov     INTRODUCTION I spent the course of this adapted Field Studies program in my hometown in Florida, so naturally when I tried to write about borders and inequalities and violent spaces, I could only think about how they manifested in my life. I found […]

GUEST POET BY HANNAH REGO

  OF BORDERS AND THE POWER OF STORIES October 2020 by Hannah Rego   If you’re reading this you probably already know something. About “The Border,” I mean. You probably use the words colonialism, neocolonialism, systematic, oppression, state violence. Maybe you even say imperialism. Maybe you even say empire. The best thing you can do […]

GUEST POST BY LOGAN PHILLIPS

    SOWING SEEDS IN A SUMMER OF PLAGUE August 2020 by Logan Phillips     The quail calls and coyote yelps wake me. The summer dawn comes so early, and with it, this chorus of wild sounds near and far, around my tent. Work won’t start for another three hours, so I roll over […]

GUEST POST BY FRANCISCO CANTÚ

SOUTHWEST FIELD STUDIES 2020 In 1993, a woman from Sarajevo told American writer and intellectual Susan Sontag how she had dismissed, from the comfort of her own home, the imminent arrival of the Yugoslav Wars and the coming siege of her city. “In October 1991 I was here in my nice apartment in peaceful Sarajevo […]

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 of […]

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 […]