when the body can no longer run @ Proximity Magazine


I run. Miles and miles and miles stretch out in front of me like the unraveling of a life. I run. Through woods and parks, along beaches, paths, and asphalt. At first I couldn’t do it alone. Running was too many miles and all that quiet. I enlisted my boyfriend’s help and we ran together. His breathing matched mine. Traversing the Sierra Nevada mountains where he lived. Winding through the New York City streets where I lived.

The Inexpressible: Erica Trabold Interviewed by Kristina Tate @ BOMB


Erica Trabold is a Portland writer and teacher who grew up in Stromsburg, the Swedish capital of Nebraska. Her debut collection of lyric essays, Five Plots (Seneca Review Books, 2018) explores place and the concept of “home,” among other themes.

Fools Wedding @ Guernica


An unplanned New York City wedding left to theatrical chance by the Dzieci Theatre Company goes off with all the hitches. 

Why I Apologized to my Rapist @ Narratively


After a football-playing classmate raped me, everyone in town acted like it was all my own fault. The worst part is that I started to believe them.