Mailchimp has deleted the tinyletter archive containing the previous 58 letters that make up the Disturbing Words project (2016—). I’m adding the final run to my archive here, starting in reverse with “ends.”

Some of them have been published elsewhere:

“entartete” formed the basis of A Nazi Word for A Nazi Thing (Peninsula Press, 2020)
“ghost,” “oestro,” “index” (as “diable”), and “zeus” in Truth & Dare (Cipher Press, 2023)
“denim,” Wasafiri 33.1 (2018)
“ivy,” Lunate 3 (2023)
“rest,” Soundings 71 (2019)
“zealand,” Chicago Reader #MeToo portfolio (2017)

You can read new Disturbing Words (May 2024—) here