Jacob is the author of several chapbooks and was an apexart International Fellow in Skopje, Macedonia. Past jobs include movie theater usher, high-school English teacher, copy editor, and pizza delivery boy. He lives in New York City.
Living with Sand
When a product resembles waste in a practical sense, acts of manufacturing and transporting become ways to occupy a new place in time. In the context of the market, sand is distinguished from gravel by gradation, from soil by use value. In the gradation process, sand is passed through a series of sieves, ever finer, and sorted. A name is given, leading to a value, which curves, slopes, and flattens depending on economic forces too large to see.