A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature

Volume 12     Issue 1     March 2018

Essays and Fiction in this Issue

Though the prose selections in this issue are fewer than usual, they are by no means less interesting. Louise M. Hart brings us a short story that blends speculative fiction and mental health. Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, who has lived with fibromylagia her entire life and cancer more recently, gives an account of how her physical condition has informed her writing of poetry. In a an essay of a less personal nature, Lizz Schumer informs readers about an important, but little known, museum in Buffalo, New York – the Museum of disAbility – that is dedicated to trying to recover the history of disability in the United States.

One additional essay can be found in Wordgathering's Arts section, Nick Pentzell's review of the movie Deej about the life of the first student with Altzheimer's syndrome to graduate from Oberlin College. Simply click on the Arts link to view it.

Wordgathering invites the submissions of fiction and literary essays that contribute to the field of disability literature. Check the submission guidelines for specifics. Queries can be addressed to comments@wordgathering.com.


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