About the Author

MIRANDA TRIMMIER is an essayist who’s made homes in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, and Tucson. Each place shapes her writing, which pays attention to the everyday ways that history lingers in bodies and landscapes. Her work draws on salvaged materials, performance experiments, and an interspecies ethics. She got her MFA from the University of Arizona and has published essays in Places Journal, Terrain, The New Inquiry, Boom California, and other outlets.

Photos within the body of the essay by Gudrun Lock.