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A journal of nature and place-based writing, published by Chatham University's MFA in Creative Writing Programs

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Estuaries Podcast: Mia Ayumi Malhotra

By on September 10, 2018

Estuary

noun

  1. A meeting of both fresh and sea water. Because of its blend of different elements, estuaries supply high levels of nutrients making their environments some of the lushest habitats in the world.
  2. A podcast at the confluence of literature and discussion; a blend of elements to intrigue and sustain us.

Mia Ayumi Malhotra is the author of ISAKO ISAKO (Alice James Books, 2018), winner of the 2017 Alice James Award. She received her MFA from the University of Washington and is a Kundiman and VONA/Voices Fellow. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Listen to Mia read two poems from her collection ISAKO ISAKO that appeared in our DISPLACEMENT issue, and talk to us about her project.

Click here to purchase ISAKO ISAKO.

Tributaries, The New Nature: “Dear Carole, you would like it here”

By on August 29, 2018

By Sarah A. Chavez   in this room; behind the computer, is a wall of windows. It is on the second story and rarely does anyone look in, though I am always looking out. The view is so different than

Tributaries, The New Nature: “Breadcrumbs”

By on July 12, 2018

By Chelsea Catherine   I wake up to a vision of her sitting on the floor of my bedroom, her back pressed to the door. Her hair curls around her ears, the color of sunlight. She sits with her knees

Tributaries, The New Nature: “Screen Memory 3: Who Do You Wanna Live With?”

By on June 6, 2018

By Allen M. Price   We are standing in the back hall of our house on Toledo Avenue, me, my mother, and my father; my dog, Lady is asleep underneath of the table in the kitchen adjacent to us. There

Tributaries, The New Nature: “Pigeonblood”

By on April 4, 2018

By Shaun Turner   Bette wrung the white cotton tees out into her big iron wash bucket then pinned them to the line with a set of rusty clothespins as she watched the bloody pigeon land hard at one of