Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
AZAREEN VAN DER VLIET OLOOMI is the author of Fra Keeler (Dorothy, a publishing project). She teaches in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame, and is the recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award.
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The war is ongoing. It is unclear what set if off. Very few people want to admit this. They talk as if they know. At dinner I suggest to them, to my people, the people I love and know, that certain things, especially those that are hugely consequential, cannot be grasped in the present; any attempt to do so, I say, will inevitably result in reductive justifications, linear arguments of the cause-and-effect kind.