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Visiting Rikers Island for the First Time

by Anna Giannicchi – In June of 2015, I was hired to pilot a project teaching English and Social Studies to young people incarcerated on Rikers Island. I’d never seen a correctional facility before. I’d researched Rikers the…


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The Destruction and Preservation of Palmyra

Erin Thompson in Kenyon Review:  “When I was a child, I could walk into the desert from our house on the outskirts of Tucson. Tense with attention, I found paths between thorns, silent under the heavy ticking…