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Alicia Puglionesi is an adjunct instructor on the medicine, science and humanities programme at Johns Hopkins University. Her writing has appeared in The Point, Atlas Obscura and Motherboard, among others. She is the author of the novella Krall Krall (2013), the poetry chapbook Views from the National Forests (2014) and the book Common Phantoms: An American History of Psychic Science (2020). She lives in Baltimore.