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Guns and Poetry in Post-Truth America

In 2017, I traveled to Cody, Wyoming, to speak with people about a school board proposal that would allow teachers to carry concealed firearms in the classroom. My visit was intended to…

A Review of Wendy Barnes’s Landscape with Bloodfeud

When I open Wendy Barnes’ Landscape with Bloodfeud to begin reading, it is one of two relatively new collections strewn across my desk, both with the word “landscape” in their titles, and…

In Praise of ASMR*

Once my need for sleep was so raw, I began typing God knows what into the internet, and came upon a woman—Ilse—who whispered to a camera about her makeup bag. Her Subway…