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Listening to the Sound of Dust
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Metals and Memories
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Stirring the Pot
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In Spite of Negative Consequences
Nina Gaby indulges in convenience-store comfort after a rough day at work.
Unsex Me Here
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Leaving Cap Haïtien
Kate Gonzalez Long discovers beauty and connection on a work trip to Haiti.
The Dharamshala Sun: What Time Means to Women
Anandi Mishra ventures far from family tradition, with her mother at her side.
My First Job
Elizabeth Peavy ignores her father’s sound advice and follows a riskier path.
Leaving the Bitch Behind
Lisa Poulson makes a splash arriving—and departing—the Silicon Valley jungle.
Ellie Spencer reveals a private ritual that helps her in her daily work.
Just Another Salaryman on A Tokyo Train
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A Special Edition Life
Krystina Wales fights for time, her family, and herself amid a global crisis.
Rhianna Webb searches for decades to find her ideal job.
A Working Sonnet
Fredric Hildebrand praises the human value of honest labor.
Three Street Poems
D.S. Maolalai imagines the inner lives of men on the job.
Being Small and Broke
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I See the Figure 5 on Edge
Carol Munro turns a bold work of art into compelling words.
Three Poems from Village: Recession
Jo Pitkin considers capitalism, feminism, and the importance of T-squares.
All-Purpose Poem with Stain Remover
Judith Sanders chases a poem and still gets the laundry done.
Six Photographs of International Workers
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