Public health and fiction share a desire to elicit reactions… both examine experiences in order to better understand human motivations and actions, as well as the systems that dictate our decision-making.
by Lisa Peet
“It was a tricky balance for me to go into this in a receptive spirit, and to find what might work for me in this way of looking at the relationship between the living family and the dead family.”
A few feet away, a first-gen Lincoln Town Car had taken up residence at the curb. It wore vanity Idaho plates celebrating someone named JELLI.
“Let the stone tell you what it wants to be and allow it to become that thing,” the old man whispered. Isabel peered through the loupe and bent over her grandfather’s work table.
I wanted to write the book that I’d been looking for my entire life and never found.
“DuRant’s poems skirmish at the fraught edges of language, winning ground page by page “in a battle to claim turf where tongues can hold their own.” ”
Once, I was your other heartbeat, your deepest
center. You were the world I was and knew.
After—all your life—I thought I was unlike
you: the you I liked, and otherwise.
by Lisa Peet
“I’m really heartened to learn that I’m not the only person who feels many different ages inside myself.”