Chandre Szafran

“Marrow,” an essay

CHANDRE IQUGAN SZAFRAN is Inupiaq from the Twin Peaks of the Arctic, Nome, Alaska. She entered the 2020 wormhole earning an MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts low-res creative writing program. She held Zoom hands with her fellow graduates as a founding board member of the Thunderbird Series to create space for Native voices in literature. This piece, her first publication, is the sweeter face of her work, which can often be found smirking at itself from the corners of identity and belonging, heritage and culture, time, and place.