BY LISA LEE I stopped writing to my pen pal, Mary Wang, of Anchorage, Alaska, the year I started high school. Partly because my mother told me she was too ugly for me to be friends with, but mostly because I was terrified of being ugly myself. Beginning from when I was ten years old … Continue reading Dear Mary Wang (an essay excerpt)
ISSUE 22.2 is here! It’s our largest issue in years, bringing you more fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews. You’ll find fascinating interviews with writer Benjamin Percy and poet Eleanor Wilner; new poetry from David Wagoner, Matthew Lippman, and Deborah Slicer; a hilarious story by Brock Clarke; and the winner of the 2010 Wabash Prize … Continue reading Issue 22.2 has arrived!