Three Boxes

Nov 29, 2017

Report by Joseph Walsh

The police had taken Mike’s laptop and phone, so I had to find what I could without them.

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Death and the Failings of Fiction

Nov 21, 2016

Theme Essay by Rebecca Steinitz

I called my children by each other’s names, missed appointments, left my keys in the running car.

Writing and Faith, Reader's Life, Grief | Read More

The Communion of Saints

Nov 14, 2016

Theme Essay by Jo Scott-Coe

I don’t delude myself that writing an essay can somehow undo an act of violence.

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Hopewell Bay

Mar 16, 2016

Hybrid Poetry by Cynthia Neely

A confession: I fell in love with grief.

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Clothes to Die In

Sep 16, 2015

Flash Nonfiction by Mel Andrews

I’m uncomfortable around ambulances or the overdressed crowds outside funeral parlors.

Flash Nonfiction, Grief, Illness | Read More


May 25, 2015

Flash Nonfiction by Kathryn Gahl

It’s an odd suggestion, but I go, leaden and lost in the dust of the midway.

Flash Nonfiction, Family Stories, Grief | Read More

My Mother’s Exit

May 07, 2014

Essay by Meryl Natchez

I didn’t see how I could say no. I knew if I were in her shoes, I’d feel the same.

Memoir, Family Stories, Grief | Read More

Who Cries for Critics Now?

Mar 31, 2014

Theme Essay by Emily Boghossian

We inherit our passions—perhaps from critics like Douglas Crimp, perhaps from professors like Ross.

Critics, Diversity, Grief | Read More


Mar 03, 2014

TW Prizewinning Creative Nonfiction by Drew Ciccolo

Why didn’t I call you until 6:28pm? I was worried about you all day.

Memoir, Grief | Read More

I Know What Poetry Can Do

Feb 03, 2014

Memorial Essay by Martha Nichols

He clutched my hand, and I felt his fingers bucking. They were always in motion, but my father held on as hard as he could.

Memoir, Grief | Read More


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