as·ta·tine

as·ta·tine  (ˈastəˌtēn),  n.  [ < Gr. Astatos, ustable; + ine], an unstable chemical element formed from bismuth when it is bombarded by alpha particles; symbol. At; at. wt., 211 (?); at. no., .85 (formerly designated as alabamine).
 
It’s the second word of na·po·mo at the dictionary project. Enjoy the writing of poet Meagan Lehr!

 
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Meagan Lehr’s work can be found at Arch Literary Journal, and Mary: A Journal of New Writing. She currently teaches writing at The University of Arizona, and is managing editor for The Destroyer, an online publication of art, text, and the public rant. Her book Men in Correspondence is forthcoming from Jackleg Press.

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