“What do we live for, if it is not to make
life less difficult for each other?”
“We are, as a species, addicted to story.
Even when the body goes to sleep,
the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.”
“Seeing is forgetting the name
of the thing one sees.
April Gray Wilder is a cross-genre writer and editor living in Virginia. She has been editor-in-chief of Flock Literary Journal (recipient of a 2018 CLMP Firecracker Award) since 2008 and is also a science writer for New York University. Her stories, essays, and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as Fairy Tale Review, Prick of the Spindle, The RS500, Potluck, The Hollins Critic, and The Roanoke Times. She holds an MFA from Hollins University, an MA from New York University, and a B.A. from the University of North Florida.
Photo: Adrianne Mathiowetz