Nov/Dec 2019 • Vol. XLI No. 6 November 2, 2019 |

An Excerpt from “#NoDAPL Protest, North Dakota”

Read a micro-conversation with the author here. Someday (somewhere) that pipe will leak.      —Ron His Horse Is Thunder, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation Room on My Dance Card On Sunday, October 9, 2016, I drove to North Dakota on my way from Billings, Montana, to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Probably eight hundred miles out of the way. I wanted to see what was happening at the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River. On the way to Standing Rock, I saw the pipeline already installed in western North Dakota. It’s visible from the Interstate. The bulldozers had shaved the land—cleared an ugly path through the fields. A narrow platform had been built on posts or legs off the ground, about waist high. The pipeline rests on that platform. It looked frail. Unprotected. On I-94, I passed several transport trucks carrying pipe.   Of all the words I’ve heard from Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock, a simple one seems to speak the reaso

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Diane Glancy teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her latest books are The Collector of Bodies, Concern for Syria and the Middle East, It Was Over There by That Place, and The Book of Bearings. Her other books and awards are on her website: www.dianeglancy.com.

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