Thirty years ago, when she was first here with her husband and two young children, they’d come in the summer—June—so that Otto could teach a study abroad course, and the city then was a lush racket of color. The pale blue and pink and gold ornamental bric-a-brac of Belle Époque architecture. Stoops cluttered with terra cotta pots spilling herbs. Window box gardens bursting geraniums the startling florescent red of she-didn’t-know- what. It was all exactly as she’d envisioned Paris since she’d first wanted to go as a sixteen-year-old sitting in a high school French class.
Our Summer 2019 Issue is here! Featuring Essays by Lisa Gruenberg, Ruth Hoberman, Susan Fox Rogers, Jillian Weiss, Daniel Vollaro Fiction by Sarah Kokernot, James Leaf, Kirsten Sundberg Lustrum, Mi-Kyung Shin, Ashley Wurzbacher Poetry by William Brewer, Fleda Brown, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Agustín Lucas, Alain Mabanckou, Circe Maia, Airea D. Matthews,