I. He wore a corduroy jacket lined with lambswool that appeared to have been exquisitely preserved from the Seventies. It was the color of snow after a half hour of cars skidding through it. He was buying white tulips and a bag of candy with Asian letters on the package in a deli near Union […]
Though it began as a medieval custom to provide keepsakes from a funeral, it was the Victorians who showed the most creative devotion to their dead by crafting jewelry and art from their loved ones’ locks. For a brief time, people adorned their living rooms and parlors with a peculiar sentimental mortality—flowers and lyres and […]
Our current issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from: Matthew McDade, Maureen Langloss, Traci Brimhall, Kwame Dawes, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Rainie Oet, Zach Linge, Leila Chatti, and many more.
This project was supported [in part] by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Alice McDermott is a National Book Award winner and the author of eight novels. In 2013, she was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame, and she is currently the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. In September, McDermott visited The Ohio State University campus to give […]
It is an impossible task—to be safe in America when your neighbors are watching. It’s impossible to explain how your body is too large to protect, how history is also a place in the body. When I moved to the South, I became a danger. I made a disturbing sight flickering through the grocery aisles. […]