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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 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 […]

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 […]

Field Studies Southwest, guest post from Susan Briante

WRITING IN RELATION: THE SOUTHWEST FIELD STUDIES IN WRITING PROGRAM By Susan Briante   In an article published in Esquire magazine in 1974 poet Muriel Rukeyser recounts her experiences as witness to the dawn of the Spanish Civil War. Towards the article’s conclusion she remembers a conversation she had on a ship fleeing Barcelona. A passenger […]

Field Studies Southwest, guest post from Abby Dockter

  The Thirty-Thousand-Foot View   When I interviewed Richard Collins, retired Southern Arizona rancher, he asked the first question: “What have you read?” Specifically, he wanted to know if I was a Sand County Almanac fan or a Monkey Wrench Gangmember, and where I fell on the Aldo-Leopold-to-Edward-Abbey scale of ideas about wilderness preservation. “I […]

Field Studies Southwest, guest post from Gabriel Dozal

“Patagonia Simulator: A Blog Post” There’s a border arachnid called a vinegaroon.  It looks like a Tarantula mixed with a Scorpion. I asked the students from BECY (Borderlands Earth Care Youth) if they had seen any vinegaroons while doing their work around different Patagonian farms. They said they found four at the community center. And […]