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Maureen Howard
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Maureen Howard has written ten novels, three of which—Grace Abounding (Little, Brown), Expensive Habits (Summit Books), and Natural History (Norton)—were nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her memoir, Facts of Life (Little, Brown), won the 1978 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, and in 1997, she received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Vol. 74
Grendel’s Kin: The Monsters Issue
Spring 2020
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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June 30, 2020
The bones and crosses left out for him an emerald

Cicada dying attended by ants the emperor’s pleading face

All over town I dragged it behind me like a wing
A Selected Text from Conjunctions:74, Grendel’s Kin: The Monsters Issue
June 29, 2020
Quisa had fallen into the habit of disappointing herself, and then disappointing herself a little more, with the words she let slip from her mouth. She kept talking to people in this hungry, intimate way, as if they too had spent the time of their lives in their heads and read the warning labels too closely and worried irrationally about their lymph nodes. Accidental confessions are what these amounted to.
June 23, 2020
Four cops come. Both parents are arrested, D&D. The children—William, six, and Stephanie, three—are taken by CPS.

     The neighborhood will be quiet for almost two weeks.
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