Annesha Mitha

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Annesha Mitha is an MFA candidate at the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan. Her work is published or forthcoming in The Kenyon Review Online , Tin House the Open Bar, and PEN America. She tweets sporadically @anneshamitha.


Cover Photo: An ominous photograph of a laptop obscured in the dark, sitting on a bed, next to a digital camera and a mask
Horror in the Vast Rooms of the Internet

We die differently now that we have each other at the tip of our fingertips. We live differently, too.

May 05, 2020
Cover Photo:   Photograph by Ashwini Chaudhary/Unsplash
Cover Photo: Photograph by Markus Spiske/Rawpixel
What Happens to Our Numbers When We Die?

When I search for my father, I feel his numbers. Here’s a house number on my friend’s street that mimics the first few digits of my father’s phone. Here, at the 7/11, my receipt totals the amount of the last four digits of his SSN.

May 23, 2019
Cover Photo: Scene from "The Impossible," Apaches Entertainment/Telecinco Cinema
How to Survive a Disaster Movie: Be White. Speak English.

When Americans consume media that privileges white survival, what does it mean for which disasters earn our attention, our money, our likes, our grief?

Nov 08, 2018
Cover Photo: Figure I of reproduction of amphibians: August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof, 1758
Sex, Frogs, and the New Political Order

“If you opened me up you would find no redness, no veins, only a political thunderstorm.”

Jun 07, 2017