SINKING INTO THE ARCTIC
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.
"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."
Published in print in Orion Magazine and Terrain Magazine with prose from Guggenheim Fellow, Barbara Hurd.