Cover Photo: An image of a water pen and drawing board; a black easel-style board with a light grey surface, on which images are drawn with a water-dipped brush and evaporate shortly afterward.
Photograph via the Zen Life Store/Annie Spratt/Unsplash

How to Teach Your Child About a Disappearing World

My daughter understands object permanence—the idea that what vanishes continues to exist. As the planet warms, I worry I may have oversold the concept.

“Draw a baby.”

Daniel Tigeralwayswhat if, what if

Kaitlyn Teer's lyric essays have received prizes from Fourth Genre and Prairie Schooner. Her work has been recognized as notable by Best American Essays and has appeared in Entropy, Electric Literature, Redivider, Sweet, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She is a regular contributor to the Ploughshares blog and is at work on a flash collection about parenting and the climate crisis.