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News & Notes
An Inner State
Kate Vieira on Audience and BelongingBy Anna Gazmarian, Outreach Coordinator • May 22, 2023
May: This Month in Sun History
A Look Back for Our 50th Year of PublicationMay 1, 2023
Camille Guthrie on Writing FictionBy Staci Kleinmaier, Assistant Editor • April 18, 2023
Speaking Of Tongues
Justin E.H. Smith On The Mysteries Of Language
This is an extremely creative and spontaneous moment for language. There are whole sociolects that you and I don’t even know about, because we’re too old or we don’t belong to the communities of people who have come up with them. Emoji are fascinating because they’re a return to the ideographic sources of a lot of writing.
My perceived faults would be erased the day I donned the letter jacket that bore my last name across the back, all my inconvenient vowels blazing, with Cheerleader in a semicircle underneath.
Field Guide to Falling Ill
I can’t say what it’s like to suffer from a severe, chronic illness, the kind that knocks your life into a new orbit. But I can tell you what it’s like to be in the postscript of illness, its undead state, where the crisis has passed but recovery isn’t certain. It’s a dull, heavy place.
A memorial, an act of rebellion, a reminder of survival