Persis M. Karim

Persis M. Karim is a professor of English at San Jose State University and the coeditor of A World Between: Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian-Americans (George Braziller, 1999). In her spare time, she visits the Albany Bulb with her husband, her son, her dog, and her unleashed imagination.

Claiming the Rubble


Along the Bay’s eastern shoreline, an odd collection of artists, shorebirds, and plants have made their mark on a little-known former landfill known as the Albany Bulb. Now the Bulb’s unruly landscape finds itself in the midst of the debate over the design of the new Eastshore State Park. But you can still explore and unwind at this decidedly eclectic open space.