Legados y leyendas, y un camarón volcánico

"Fueron dos veces fuertes. Dos erupciones fuertes hubieron ... la primerita fuera la que más nos asustó. Porque no habíamos visto esa clase de erupción. Solamente ... ya estabamos acostumbrados. Yo desde cuando nací, yo creo que ya el volcán estaba haciendo erupción. Pero solo se bañaba en fuego, así, ¡que bonito el volcán! Podía … Continue reading Legados y leyendas, y un camarón volcánico

I’m oven it like that

I can't remember who first proposed we should see the ovens above Panimaché Dos. Perhaps it was my friend Arelis, before she left with Beth to speak to Doña Elena. I had chosen to stay behind, to talk with Arelis's mother, Marta, about her memories of Fuego's 1974 eruption. My ears pricked up in interest. … Continue reading I’m oven it like that

Just look at that volcano

At dawn the ants riseMarch to probe the dragon's backIt exhales fire, piqued We made the cover of VOLCANICA! Find the current issue, brimming with astonishing science, here (Vol. 3, No. 2). Our article, Fireside Tales, tells tales of past eruptions and evacuations at Fuego through interviews with local people. The cover photo was taken … Continue reading Just look at that volcano

Nine turning points: a writing exercise

Below is the “turning points” exercise I completed at a workshop I attended in April 2020, "Finding Your Voice As An Academic Writer". The point of the exercise is to rewrite an aspect of one's chosen subject through a series of "turning points", just like twists in a work of fiction. I study Volcán de … Continue reading Nine turning points: a writing exercise