By Laynie Browne
MAY 2022 | Poetry
Laynie Browne's recent publications include a collection of poems Translation of the Lilies Back into Lists (Wave Books 2022) and the anthology A Forest on Many Stems: Essays on The Poets Novel (Nightboat 2021). Forthcoming are two more collections of poems, Letters Inscribed in Snow (Tinderbox) and Apprentice to a Breathing Hand (Omnidawn.) Honors include a Pew Fellowship, and the National Poetry Series Award. She teaches and coordinates the MOOC Modern Poetry at University of Pennsylvania.
By Annell López
OCT 2022 | Fiction
In Annell López's short story, “The Widow,” a woman grieving the loss of her husband meets a man through a dating app designed specifically for bereaved spouses. Instead of "swapping Joan Didions book about grief like a safety blanket," she eventually decides to follow a stranger into the woods--a hunter who promises her that taking a life will be the remedy that reconnects her to her own. Though grief is universal, an experience we all will ultimately one day share, The Widow, with its many twists and turns, reminds us that each persons journey to the other side of it is unpredictable.