Category: Four Questions on Farsickness

Four Questions on Farsickness: Courtney Kersten

“According to the last count, Baker’s population was sixty-eight people. It’s all wind, dust, and wild sage. It was beautiful and terrifying. I would wander around the scrub and think about how fragile life is.”

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Claire Polders

“No longer immersed in the culture in which I am raised, I’m able to see my surroundings better. As a writer, I like being the stranger, the one who doesn’t fit in and scrutinizes society from the sidelines.”

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Patricia Colleen Murphy

“…the most extensive writing project I did based on place was a series of ten poems about a trip to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro and to safari in Ngororgoro crater…”

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Heather Hartley

“Paris, for me, after having lived there so many years, gives a sense of permanence and rootedness to my work. It feels like home, as do Napoli and Charleston…”

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Evan Morgan Williams

“I am from a West that has resonated with me: empty highways, scree slopes, prairie vistas, river bottoms, rainy seashores, Barry Lopez short stories, Elton Bennett prints…”

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Rayme Waters

“A day at the creek was sometimes strange—I would lose track of time and my play focused on witchcraft, survival and death, but I couldn’t wait to go back…”

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Carolina De Robertis

“I was an immigrant kid, first in Europe and then in the U.S., and this gave me a constant pervasive sense of there being an ‘elsewhere’…”

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Farsickness comes from the German word, fernweh—a yearning for distant places.

Farsickness Journal explores place in creative writing—fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

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