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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 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 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).”           […]