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Raising the Dead
An author’s visitation seems, in my students' eyes, a resurrection. The post Raising the Dead appeared first on Guernica.
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Waiting for Hurricane Irma
Me, myself, and Sarasota: a meditation on real and metaphorical storms. The post Waiting for Hurricane Irma appeared first on Guernica.
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Writer-in-Residence at a Homeless Shelter
A teacher chronicles his month in a Colorado facility, where charmers and conmen offer advice and trauma is tallied by number. The post Writer-in-Residence at a Homeless Shelter appeared first on Guernica.
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Universities’ Reliance on Contingent Faculty Endangers Free Speech on Campus
When universities rely heavily on contingent labor, they do more than reduce their own bottom lines. The post 
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Jesmyn Ward: Sing, Unburied, Sing
The author on her latest novel, transforming archetypes, and a changing Mississippi. The post Jesmyn Ward: Sing, Unburied, Sing appeared first on Guernica.
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Captain Q Is Dead
“They were out of money. Two scaffold monkeys chasing work. But too often it was down a hole, mucking street sewers beside convicts.” The post Captain Q Is Dead appeared first on Guernica.
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Semiotics Has Never Been More Thrilling
Laurent Binet’s latest novel is a great big joke, and a crash course in literary theory. The post Semiotics Has Never Been More Thrilling appeared first on Guernica.
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The Many Ivans
Weiqing Yuan on being a Chinese street artist in Times Square The post The Many Ivans appeared first on Guernica.
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The Left Behind
"I live in fear of the day he will leave me again. But for now I am high on the intensity with which he says he loves me." The post The Left Behind appeared first on Guernica.
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When White Supremacy Gets Road Rage
Why it matters that James Fields chose a car as his weapon in Charlottesville, VA. The post When White Supremacy Gets Road Rage appeared first on Guernica.
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Suzy Hansen: The Rest of the World Knows
The writer on living abroad in Istanbul and the fraught concepts of American innocence and empire. The post Suzy Hansen: The Rest of the World Knows appeared first on Guernica.
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Three Re-Tellings
Each poem rewrites racism with magic. The post Three Re-Tellings appeared first on Guernica.
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The Marsh at the End of the World
Wetlands are some of the world’s greatest carbon sinks, and they're starting to rot: from Maine, an investigation of an ecosystem on the brink. The post The Marsh at the End of the World appeared first on Guernica.
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Kiss, Kiss
My son does not give kisses. He devours. He will take your face in both hands and open his mouth wide and seek to encapsulate the whole of you. The post Kiss, Kiss appeared first on Guernica.
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An Inconvenient Movement
The problem with Al Gore’s latest documentary about the climate crisis is Al Gore himself. The post An Inconvenient Movement appeared first on Guernica.
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Svetlana Alexievich: A Poet of People
The “Nobel laureate of Russian misery” reaches American readers, and new heights. The post Svetlana Alexievich: A Poet of People appeared first on Guernica.
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For Isabel
I caught the bat in the beam of the flashlight, in all that darkness, and the bat, squeaking, told me: Hello, handsome, have you made contact? The post For Isabel appeared first on Guernica.
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By the Horns
The costs of doing business in Interior, South Dakota, population: 94. The post By the Horns appeared first on Guernica.
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Victor LaValle: Fairy Tales Redux
The novelist discusses his latest book, The Changeling, and imagining the deaths of your children. The post Victor LaValle: Fairy Tales Redux appeared first on Guernica.
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After Dinner
The serrated are only / 
for dining, the curved ones for husking / 
muscle from the bone The post After Dinner appeared first on Guernica.
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Mirjana Karanović: After Yugoslavia
The Serbian actress and filmmaker on legacies of violence in the Balkans and letting go of secrets. The post Mirjana Karanović: After Yugoslavia appeared first on Guernica.
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In Defense of Imagination
The poets Matthew Zapruder and Ada Limón discuss Zapruder’s new prose book, Why Poetry. The post In Defense of Imagination appeared first on Guernica.
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Second Language
Her emotional circuitry endlessly interrupted every time she took off her clothes. The post Second Language appeared first on Guernica.
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Jeff VanderMeer: Life Apocalyptic
The writer dubbed the “Weird Thoreau” on ecological fiction and the cult of climate-change denial.
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Semiotic Weapons
“We know that the war against intelligence is always waged in the name of common sense.” —Roland Barthes, Mythologies “Here’s your sign.” —Bill Engval, The Blue Collar Comedy Tour How do you tell someone they’re reading a YouTube video wrong? How do
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Foreign Body Ear
“VERY SLOWLY, we MOVE very close to the ear, gliding slowly around the crevices approaching the dark hole. A huge, low rushing of air SOUND, THEN DARKNESS.” —Blue Velvet, David Lynch 1. There is a foreign body in my ear. The doctor wrote it in his di
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Eating With the Enemy
“Every American has a relationship with Iraq,” says artist Michael Rakowitz, the creator of Enemy Kitchen, “whether they like it or not.”
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Inclusion in Action
The lawyer, teacher, and organizer Maggie Moroff on the fight to make New York City schools more accessible.
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The Tangled World of Bodies
Danya Kukafka begins her debut novel, Girl in Snow, by asking her readers to look at a dead female body. Despite how it sounds, it’s actually common, our societal default, to view a female primarily as a physical object, to neglect her humanness and
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The Fire in Dunkirk
There was a three-month period last year, late winter to early spring, during which I hardly slept. I was halfway through a graduate writing program in Austin, and I’d begun to feel like Kafka’s cockroach. This place was supposed to be something of a
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