Jessie van Eerden


In this lyrical essay, Jessie van Eerden reflects on her upbringing in a rural West Virginia church and wonders “if the words of our childhood faith-lives—words like worship, praise, holiness—have any real clout for us when we really stare them in the face as adults and when, out of the corner of our eyes, we see more and more brokenness in the world.”

Debra Salazar


In this creative nonfiction piece, a woman recycles her dead lover’s computer and discovers the difficulty of letting go.