Kristin Prevallet: A Burning Is Not A Letting GoMay 2016
“Nothing Erased But Much Submerged” reveals memory as a process in which fragments of earth, emotion, and paper are consolidated into a singularly charged moment in which fire burns through the pages of a young girl’s diary.
Major Jackson: Where Scars ResideApril 2016
The Kiss: The observation of a kiss brings on a stream of memories.
Manash Bhattacharjee: And Quiet Flows the KopiliSeptember 2015
Violence and citizenship in Assam, as experienced by its forgotten
Randall Horton: Because Hook Doesn’t ExistMay 2015
Flash Fiction: Convince yourself the race never stops running, that memory will eat you alive.
Long ForgottenApril 2015
He did not want her to think what might possibly be true: that he was going mad.
Inhabiting LanguageJanuary 2015
The award-winning Catalan writer on political attempts to repress his native language, inventing stories to tell the truth, and the powers and pitfalls of memory.
What the Trees RevealJanuary 2015
When we moved to the Ella Valley, my partner and I took great care not to build on land that might have belonged to Palestinians before the war of 1948.
Violently WroughtNovember 2014
The author of A Brief History of Seven Killings on Bob Marley, writing terror explicitly, and why sloppiness serves good storytelling.
Geoff Watkinson: What We LostSeptember 2014
On teaching 9/11.
Angela Lang: A Kinship with Gabriel García MárquezApril 2014
Shared reading of García Márquez’s books was a way of finding an outlet for feelings kept and unsaid.
Effacing MemoryApril 2014
The artist defaces dictators who amassed illegitimate power, and works of art.
Running to the RiverMarch 2014
The Caine Prize-winning writer on resurrecting history’s ghosts, finding stories amid political violence, and why “Kenya is a mercurial character.”
Elizabeth Kadetsky: MothsMay 2013
You’ve never liked spring, as if its optimism, that sense of opportunity, is something you can never match.
Eduardo Galeano: The Life and Death of Words, People, and Even NatureMay 2013
From walking libraries and a god named “Word” to what Sherlock Holmes never said.