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Brokenness as Belonging: “lake-loop” by Mojave American Poet Natalie Diaz, in a Sensational Animated Short Movie by Artist Ohara Hale

Brokenness as Belonging: “lake-loop” by Mojave American Poet Natalie Diaz, in a Sensational Animated Short Movie by Artist Ohara Hale

In February 2019, Lake Erie became a person. After local residents banded together to compose a visionary bill of rights for the lake’s ecosystem, defending its right “to exist, flourish, and naturally evolve,” it was granted personhood in the eyes of the law. It was an ancient recognition — native cultures have always recognized the…

The Universe in Verse 2019: Full Program

The Universe in Verse 2019: Full Program

Each spring, I join forces with my friends at Pioneer Works for an improbable idea that began in 2017 and has taken on a life of its own: The Universe in Verse — a charitable celebration of the science and splendor of nature through poetry. The third annual Universe in Verse at Pioneer Works. April…

Illustrations by Children: Rosanne Money Reads Lisel Mueller’s Subtle Poem About Growing Out of Our Restricting Contexts

Illustrations by Children: Rosanne Money Reads Lisel Mueller’s Subtle Poem About Growing Out of Our Restricting Contexts

We parse and move through reality as multidimensional creatures in a multidimensional world. The experience of dimensions, this living fact of spatiality, may be our most direct mathematical grasp of the universe — an understanding woven into our elemental sensemaking, into our language and our metaphors: We speak of our social circles, our love triangles,…