HAUNTED BY THE FUTURE

 

Svalbard is a remote island archipelago lying 830 miles north of the Arctic Circle.  Home to wandering polar bears and an abandoned Russian mining colony, the island is seemingly a place of stasis; a cold war tomb.  But, right underneath the surface rapid change is occurring: here permafrost is melting faster than anywhere on the planet.

Published in print in Orion Magazine and Terrain Magazine with prose from Guggenheim Fellow, Barbara Hurd.

"When time seems to rush erratically or plod in slow motion, it’s hard to tell how gone a gone thing is, if remnants of life remain, whether time is linear or time is a loop."

MICHAEL

O. SNYDER

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