Lacy Marschalk holds a PhD from Auburn University, where she wrote her dissertation about eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Anglo-Indian women's travel writing. Her creative work has appeared in The Vehicle, The Citron Review, and The Prose-Poem Project, among other places. When she isn't teaching literature and writing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, she enjoys hiking, snorkeling, and any other activity that gives her an excuse to travel.
Unlike the artesanías peddling
wooden signs, painted magnets, t-shirts,
jewel-toned beach towels
manufactured in China—
the Canoe Man is unaware
of the tourists collected
on the ramparts of Fort San Jeronimo