Reading the Ashes: an Essay in The Common

I am so excited to see my essay, “Reading the Ashes,” published in Issue 42 of The Common. The essay is accompanied by illustrations from my sketchbook.

I am breathless because the erasure of the trees from this landscape has left haunting traces, all the more striking for their unexpectedness. The ash in my lungs and the ash on the hill, two ripples in the larger flow.

Robin Lee Carlson, Reading the Ashes

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