Quicker than Coal Ash

Coal Ash–Covered Leaves, 2018, by Will Warasila. Archival pigment print.

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Quicker than Coal Ash

by Will Warasila, Anne Branigin
Southern Cultures, Vol. 27, No. 1: Human/Nature

“Further suffering is not inevitable.”

At first, you’re not quite sure what you’re looking at: a windshield blotted like a Jackson Pollock painting; twin smokestacks squatting over pale water; a sawn tree stump, so red at its center you’d think it was bleeding; land so dry it looks like a rash.

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