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Figs: A Taste of Wonder

Aimee Nezhukumatathil Orion Magazine
For more than nine thousand years, figs have been a keystone species, a critical component of the food web. Twelve hundred different kinds of animals depend on them.

Driving Theory

Andrew Hemmert Spoon River Poetry Review
The poet Andrew Hemmert finds himself “stationary and in a state of undress/ like a fountain statue” caught in a mess of environmental distress. How can a person move through this muddled world?

Caste, Race — And Class

Sujatha Gidla & Alan Horn New Left Review
New York Times Pulitzer writer Isabel Wilkerson was widely applauded for two books on caste, using racial discrimination analysis that flourished in 1940s academia. But does her U.S. model explain other forms of discrimination internationally?

New York Is Now

Omari Weekes Bookforum
Acclaimed novelist Whitehead offers a crime novel set in 1960s Harlem.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Dave Bonta Rattle
“I’ve been appalled but not surprised,” writes poet Dave Bonta, criticizing “the slanted coverage of the U.S. and NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan” by media war hawks.