Thanks to Homay King and Jonathan Skinner for helping on photo expeditions. Sections of this piece have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, and LAB Magazine.

Thanks to audiences and their feedback after presentations at the Zinc Bar (NYC), the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum, Kelly Writers House, the Moles Not Molars Reading Series (Philadelphia), the University of Southampton (UK), the Center for the Humanities at Temple University, Moore College of Art, Eyebeam Gallery (NYC), the Bryn Mawr Center for Visual Culture, the University of Georgia at Athens, the Bowery Poetry Club.

Thanks to Dell Olsen, Drew Milne, Thalia Field, and Andy Waskie, and The MacDowell Colony.

Many thanks to John Sparrow.