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Bodies and Minds

An Archive of Reckless Touch

My palm in her hand, a friend reads the creases. She’s impressed with my even lines and soft skin. I’m balanced between earth and...

American Pastoral

1. In 1915 my great grandfather, Dennis Dwyer, entered a church raffle. Against all odds, he found himself holding the winning ticket for a brand-new...

The Poetry of the Future

  On January 20, 2021, American poetry in public came back in style.  We do not mean that poetry came back into fashion.  We mean...

Why Did Bridgerton Erase Haiti?

Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels are mostly populated with white people like the regency-era England where they take place. The London of Shonda Rhimes’s Bridgerton...

Faster Than I’ve Ever Run Before

"Running a timed mile is not a good metaphor for the past year of our lives."

Notes on 100 Gecs

100 Gecs sounds like the internet. When I saw them play live at Berkeley’s Cornerstone in November, 2019, I had the strange feeling that...