In this section, contributors explore the material residues connecting places, people and things.

In A Hot Griddle in a Small Town, Martha Pskowski evokes pupusas seasoned with loroco in a migrant shelter in Mexico.

Dave Iasevolis’ Dyptich depicts the inscription of manual labor upon a body in two poems.

In The Saree Express, Elizabeth Rush follows sarees and spices through the mundane violence of border policing on the Bangladesh-India divide.

Martin Behaim to Pope Clement VI on the Incomplete Maps (1342 A.D.) is Tom Holmes’ imagined conversation on cartography in 14th century Spain.

In Panther Creek, Paul Willis listens to a beloved stream.

Gabrielle Otero’s Taconic State Parkway explores the subjective differences between city and country.