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Mary Ann Dimand


After-image of the Sun by Stanisla _Ignacy Witkiewicz

They stand on blasted grass and contemplate
cold ruin, hot triumph, plan a standoff
with their fellow stubborn elk. Who,
they proudly think, has aided Caesar? Not those elk,
high-nostriled though they be. Elks ruminate
with no such history. Geese, saviors of Rome,
stand fast and serve with lordly honks
their gods, their goslings. Back and forward
we gaze and guard the ways.


About the writer:
Mary Ann Dimand was born in Southern Illinois where Union North met Confederate South, and her work is shaped by kinships and conflicts: economics and theology, farming and feminism and history. Dimand holds an MA in economics from Carleton University, an MPhil from Yale University, and an MDiv from Iliff School of Theology. Some of her previous publication credits include: The History of Game Theory Volume I: From the Beginnings to 1945; The Foundations of Game Theory; and Women of Value: Feminist Essays on the History of Women in Economics, among others. Her work is published or forthcoming in A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Agave Magazine, Apricity Magazine, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Bitterzoet Magazine, The Borfski Press, The Broken Plate, Chapter House Journal, Euphony Journal, Faultline, FRiGG Magazine, From Sac, Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Hungry Chimera, Isacoustic, The MacGuffin, Mantis, Misfit Magazine, Mount Hope Magazine, Nixes Mate Review, Oddville Press, Pennsylvania English, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Penumbra, Plainsongs, RAW Journal of the Arts, Scarlet Leaf Review, Slab, Sweet Tree Review, THINK: A Journal of Poetry, Fiction, and Essays, Tulane Review, Visitant Lit, and Wrath-Bearing Tree.

Image: After-image of the Sun by Stanisla Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885-1939). Oil on canvas. 25.5 x 33.8 inches. 1920. Public domain.

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