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Kimi Eisele makes things with words, images, bodies, light, nature, and you. She is the author of The Lightest Object in the Universe (Algonquin Books), a novel about loss and adaptation in a post-apocalyptic America. Her writing has appeared in GuernicaLongreadsLiterary, and elsewhere. She holds a master’s degree in geography from the University of Arizona where in 1998 she founded you are here: the journal of creative geography. Her visual art—paintings, collage, photographs, papercuttings, and shadow puppet theater—focuses primarily on wildlife, landscapes, and the body. Recent dance/theater works include The Forest Is the Moon in Slivers, an interactive lecture/performance about the Sky Island forests of Southern Arizona; and Standing with Saguaros, a year-long project bringing participatory activities, innovative storytelling, and performance to Saguaro National Park in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Kimi’s work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, and the Arts Foundation of Southern Arizona (formerly Tucson Pima Arts Council), and she has been a resident artist at Djerassi, Blue Mountain Center, the Mesa Refuge, the Rasmuson Resident Artist Program with the Island Institute in Sitka, AK, and was the Centennial Artist-in-Residence in Saguaro National Park. She works as writer, editor, and folklorist for the Southwest Folklife Alliance, where she edits BorderLore, monthly online journal celebrating culture and heritage of the region.