Jaclyn Dwyer
Jaclyn Dwyer JACLYN DWYER’s fiction and poetry have been published in a number of liter- ary magazines, including Rattle, Ploughshares, Pleiades, and Prairie Schooner. She received a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and a Kingsbury Fellowship from Florida State University, where she is a PhD candidate in creative writing.

What to Make of a Diminished Thing

If you had to share a room with someone for as long as I did, you’d know it’s natural to think of ways to hurt that person in her sleep. Growing up, I’d heard stories of girls who woke up two pigtails lighter or boys who sprouted Sharpie mustaches overnight. I never...

The Cavendish Is Nearing Extinction

That offensive fruit we were once forbidden to eat whole can’t overcome the Panama fungus. It attacks the roots then works its way up. Tiered bunches are pared to hands, broken into fingers. Bananas have no sex. Each tree is a clone, identical to the first stem, cured in the glass house...