Alexandria Peary is the author/co-author of four books, including Control Bird Alt Delete. One of her current projects is a book on mindful writing pedagogy. Her writing has recently appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Volt, New American Writing, Flyaway, Denver Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, and Yew.
Fisher cats were originally brought to northern New England to kill off the porcupines. The cane toad was introduced to sugar-cane plantations to eliminate rats and beetles. Cats were introduced in ancient Egypt to control rodents in grain-storage facilities and . . .