Lisa Wells is a poet and nonfiction writer from Seattle, Washington. Her debut collection of poetry, THE FIX (2018), won the Iowa Poetry Prize. A new book of nonfiction is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Granta, The Believer, N+1, The Iowa Review, at The Poetry Foundation and elsewhere.
This essay is a follow-up to the author’s “Views of the Apocalypse,” a feature in the Winter 2019 issue. CRISES LIKE STORMS, OR HEARTBREAK, OR ILLNESS, have a way of Continue reading
IN THE TIBER VALLEY, about an hour’s drive north of Rome, there is a little medieval village called Orvieto. It was first platted by the Etruscans in the ninth century BCE, Continue reading