Jen Michalski

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You'll Be Fine (2021; NineStar Press)

"An enjoyable story about an adult trying to grow up"
Kirkus Reviews

Selected, "Best Books We Read This Year (2021)”— Independent Book Review

Coming Soon

The Company of Strangers
(2022; Braddock Avenue Books)

New Collaborative Work in Pair-Shaped Journal

Really thrilled to collaborate with photographer Elizabeth Crisman in series 9 of Weston Lyon's beautiful new collaborative journal, Pair Shaped. Earlier this week Beth posted this image, and I responded with this story:

We eat oranges on the train. I had been dreaming of meat, a roast with a thick brown sauce, instead of the thin juice that filled my cheeks as my teeth ground into the cellophane pulp.

We had not planned to leave so soon. There was a fight. Predictable for us, perhaps, but we had expected the country to fold over us, like a tissue over phlegm, and conceal our rotten parts; to present us, to Europe, to ourselves, as downy snow virgins.

To read the entire story, go here.