Erin Wilcox is a writer, poet, editor, and musician. Her creative work has been featured in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Praxis: Gender and Cultural Critiques (SUNY One-onta), Cold Flashes (University of Alaska Press), and The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide (University of Arizona Press). Her story “Half a World Away,” published in Crack the Spine, was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize. Erin maintains a vigorous freelance editorial practice and writes for publications such as Copyediting and The Rumpus. The former nonfiction editor of Drunken Boat and copyeditor for Alaska Quarterly Review, she has edited some of the finest talent of our day, from Grace Paley to Pulitzer Prize finalist Martín Espada and 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo.
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The Barn: A Short Story
by Erin Wilcox
A timely piece of Americana for readers of literary fiction and the Southern Gothic genre. When George lost his wife, it nearly killed him. Now he has also lost his son. An accident compels George to share space with his son's widow, an African American woman, forcing him to confront his wife's legacy and the prejudice that has defined his family's past, to choose between nostalgia and the future.
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