Recent Article about Kim Suozzi, Cryonics, and Alcor in The New York Times

Three years ago this October, Kim Suozzi spoke at the Alcor 2012 Conference about her impending death due to brain cancer and her hopes in cryonics and technology for a second future. I remember it was a remarkable, difficult, and emotional talk and I also remember the applause when she finished speaking. She passed away a few months later and her head with her brain was cryopreserved and stored in liquid nitrogen at the Alcor facility in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The New York Times recently published a lengthy article about Kim that is well worth reading: “A Dying Young Woman’s Hope in Cryonics and a Future.”

“Snow White and The Apple” by Jayme Russell on Tiny Donkey

Snow White and The Apple” by Jayme Russell is a beautiful new essay on erasure poems, fairy tales, and craft, written in the style of Maggie Nelson’s Bluets. It is also a gorgeous realization of the promise of short form, fairy-tale nonfiction, a genre for which the online journal Tiny Donkey has become a wonderful repository. Russell also provides several images of her erasure poems below the essay. Vibrant with color and often sharp like knives, there is something wonderfully fairy tale about these poem.