Her “It’s Jordan’s hottest weather in sixty-seven years,” a radio weatherman says as we drive to the Baqa’a Palestinian refugee camp, where my new friend Hani grew up. In the back seat of Hani’s Mitsubishi sedan, I am squeezed between two sweating women, a baby, and an overloaded diaper bag. My red, ankle-length skirt—which I… [Read More]
Douglas Haynes and Alisha Laramee
Douglas Haynes’s essays and poems have appeared in Orion, North American Review, Isotope, Bellevue Literary Review, and many other publications. He teaches writing and American literature at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and lives in Madison, Wisconsin. / Alisha Laramee is a 2010-2011 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant recipient. She is a faculty member at the Community College of Vermont and works for the Vermont Migrant Education Program. Her essays and poetry have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Harpur Palate, and The Leader, and she has an essay forthcoming in Vermont Life.