Amy Gottfried is an author. Her fiction has appeared in journals such as Glimmer Train, Adirondack Review, Blunderbuss, and Passager, among others. She is the author of Historical Nightmares and Imaginative Violence in American Women's Writings, and she is currently at work on her third novel.
Aaron Angello’s The Fact of Memory
Aaron Angello’s new collection of lyric essays, The Fact of Memory, is the result of a daily practice stemming over some four months. It consists of one short meditation for every word in Shakespeare’s twenty-ninth sonnet (“When, in disgrace with fortune and mens eyes”), written every morning for 114 consecutive days. Alongside its emphasis on structure, Angello’s collection revels in the gap: the open space without a railing, the leap readers must make on their own, without the help of explication or transition.