Tag Archives: grief

January 03

Excerpt: Should I Still Wish

The following is an excerpt from Should I Still Wish: A Memoir (January 2017) by John W. Evans. Evans is a Jones Lecturer in creative writing at Stanford University and the author of Young Widower: A Memoir (Nebraska 2014).  From Chapter 2: Badlands The Billings, Montana, airport was little more than a stopover, a short building fenced […]

September 29

From the desk of John W. Evans: Patton Oswalt’s Conan Appearance

John W. Evans is a Jones Lecturer in creative writing at Stanford University. He is the author of Should I Still Wish: A Memoir (February 2017), Young Widower: A Memoir (Nebraska, 2014), winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize; The Consolations, winner of the 2015 Peace Corps Writers Best Poetry Book; and two poetry chapbooks. Like […]

September 24

From the desk of B.J. Hollars: Counting Down Dog Years

B.J. Hollars is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He is the author of From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us about Life, Death, and Being Human (Nebraska, November 2015).  A quarter century after my childhood dog Sandy died, we finally got around to burying her. I […]