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The problem is the SOILution | An interview with Sasha Kramer

Sasha Kramer is a slight, blonde former New Yorker who got a Ph.D. in ecology from Stanford University in 2006, the same year she co-founded SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods)—a nonprofit headquartered in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. SOIL’s mission is to “promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources.” In other words, composting human wastes to create the rich, black soil that Haiti desperately needs, while eliminating […]

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Jari Thymian | Laughing at Number Two…and more

Laughing at Number Two after Laughing at the Word Two by Hafiz   The Illuminated One is still laughing at the way we use the number two to pretend   our biological functions can be separated and divided from ourselves like closing a privacy door, shutting our eyes, or holding our breath   through our body’s release of waste. For centuries, the world has wished the sight, smell and sound […]

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Arindam Banerjee

Arindam Banerjee | Kashmir

huts in isolation smokeless chimneys   a girl in burqa holding a meadow clover motionless near the cemetery gate   an old shepherd benumbed by past watching a tank stuck in a rut he has cataracts   infantry troopers marching past the milk bathed cedar woods petrified in the silence of the earth   underneath the blemishes of an aged canopy is another heaven exalted by exuberance     here […]

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Laurie Kolp | Selected poems

Trashing Me You gallivant along the dock, one hand pocketed in saggy jeans, the other on taut lips where you drag the last of a Marlboro.   I watch you toss the butt in the river, grab your iPhone- – noted: rugged OTTERbox, camo cover- – squinty eyes focused on notifications.   I try to reach your attention, beg for some respect but my lapping waves only stir up debris […]

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