Mathina Calliope

Mathina’s writing appears in Longreads, Cagibi, Outside, the Rumpus, the Wall Street Journal, Brevity blog, and elsewhere. Read samples of her work. A former journalist with an MFA, she coaches writers and teaches writing. Her work in progress is a memoir that interrogates the beguiling but unreliable narrative of nature as medicine.

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Creative Nonfiction

Seeing

I was still uncivilized. Among the Starbucks Wednesday morning commuters who awaited lattes while wearing ties, pencil skirts, and blowouts, I stood out. Air-dried hair frizzed from my head, baggy... [+]