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Maria Nieto is a biology professor at Cal State East Bay. Maria’s works of fiction, Pig Behind The Bear and The Water of Life Remains in the Dead, have won several literary awards. Through history, science, and humor, Maria forces us to see the unseen: those killed and abused under the cover of nightfall. Maria’s third book, a work of nonfiction, The Spectrum of Sex: The Science of Male, Female, and Intersex, will be released early 2020.

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21 Nov 2022

As far back as I could remember, Oma warned me about the bats. She said they would eat me if they found me exposed at night. But I knew the green light of the moon would protect me, even when I was still smaller than Oma.
The truth is: / she does not have to bend into a ceramic plate to carry us beautifully, & my father / isn't the hand that will break her.
the rattle of the rails, the shuffling-muttering of hundreds of passengers nestled in the one long limb of you
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