Cover Photo: A drop of clear liquid falls into a dark pail from a rusty tap.

The Climate of Gender

On climate change, transitioning, gender, and the vanishing sweetness of maple trees.

On theNatural History of Destruction

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Bud break

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This isn’t about sap and flow and blood and menstruation as inherently feminine things to escape, but the fact, instead, that we all have a territory to which we dream of returning, trees and people both. And as our climate shifts, changing our homes and the seasons we grew up with, we’ll need to find new ways of living with and telling stories about how things used to be and change in the land.

Sugaring Off

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Callum Angus is the author of A Natural History of Transition (Metonymy Press 2021). His work has appeared in LA Review of Books, Orion, Nat. Brut, The Common and elsewhere. He has received support from Lambda Literary and Signal Fire Foundation for the Arts, and he holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He edits the journal smoke and mold.