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40TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOUNT ST. HELENS ERUPTION

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOUNT ST. HELENS ERUPTION

This Monday, May 18th, marks the fortieth anniversary of Mount St. Helens catastrophic 1980 eruption, where fifty-seven people were killed and hundreds of homes were destroyed. To commemorate this occasion, and the similarities the disaster shares with the current moment, we've posted Kate Lebo's essay "Someone Else's Dream House," which was published in the Summer 2017 issue. Through its woven form, Lebo compares her own housing insecurity with coverage of one of the residents who decided to stay in spite of the warnings. Lebo writes, "A condition of making a nest is the delusion we’ll get to keep it."   

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