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Megan Hanson

MEGAN HANSON is a master’s candidate with a concentration in literary theory at Brooklyn College. She reviews for Tottenville Review and has received awards from Glimmer Train and the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Touro College and lives in Brooklyn.

The Hero Isn't Home

It begins the same way: a respectable young woman living an ideal life in Manhattan—“that perfectly nice apartment and absolutely suitable job and routines and husband who didn’t do anything completely awful”—disappears from her home in the middle of the day.

Sadness, An (Inevitable) History

Suppose the human race has been compromised by a debilitating sadness in which getting out of bed in the morning “feels like pulling a sequoia out of the earth with your bare hands.”


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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