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Erin Kate Ryan
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Erin Kate Ryan’s work has appeared in Glimmer Train and A cappella Zoo, and she was a 2014 Fellow at the Edward Albee Foundation and Hambidge Creative Center residency programs. “Many Deaths of Paula Jean Welden” is the afterword to a two-month-long experiential fiction that employed traditional text, social media, image, signage, fine art, puzzle, rumor, and chance to tell the story of a missing girl, and that concluded in June 2014. Paula Jean Welden, the missing girl at the center of the project, disappeared from Bennington College on December 1, 1946. She has never been found.

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Vol. 73
Earth Elegies
Fall 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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January 14, 2020
We found the laptop in Cressey’s round room. It was black, thin, light as wood, and belonged to Dr. Marcus, the man who came on to me once, the one who smokes dope in the eaves, the philologist or psychologist. I can’t get these “terms” straight in my head anymore, what with these drugs they feed us. The afternoon pills, especially.
January 7, 2020
We turn the floodlights on the actors, extras in one of the world’s great short stories, surprising them mid-escapade, nocturnal animals caught playing dress up with our clothing, our fanciest possessions. Pearl choker on a possum, suit jacket on a raccoon. A skunk, a lynx, two tubby foxes moonlighting as twin nephews or as young men dating our daughters.
December 17, 2019
Though we mocked Dad mercilessly, our mocking was such as to lead him on convincingly. Dad! There is hope for you if, say, you are struck by lightning. So often did he sulk out on the balcony that he did seem to be inviting a strike. Or a stumble.
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe & Bar, 126 Crosby St., New York, NY 10012