Creative Writing

Swift Entanglement: Creative Non-Fiction by Nicholas Regiacorte

Swift Entanglement: Creative Non-Fiction by Nicholas Regiacorte

Regiacorte, in his essay Swift Entanglement (reprinted here in its entirety with kind permission from both the author and the publisher, Michigan State University Press), embarks upon a dream-journey tracing Atta in and around Portland during the weeks leading up to the September 11th attacks. Mention is made of Munjoy Hill and Micucci's Grocery, where the author holds cherished memories. In the prose, Atta pops up in unexpected places, corresponding to reported sightings, including the Lobster Shack at Two Lights State Park and the Portland Public Library.

Because I’ve become entangled with Atta in this essay does not mean I forgive, or even understand him. I recognize him as a shopper at the same market, a constituent of the same school.