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Colleen Kinder

Colleen Kinder has written essays and articles for the New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, the, National Geographic Traveler, A Public Space, Ms., Creative Nonfiction, the Gettysburg Review, the Kenyon Review, and Ninth Letter. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing 2013, Best Women’s Travel Writing, The Innocent Abroad, and Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers.


Annie Ling

Long Night’s Journey Into Spring

Spring 2015 | Essays

The menu at Thorrablot—a nauseating list of whey-soaked meats and near-rotten fish—explains how early Icelanders made it through the grim homestretch of winter. They squirreled away the dregs of the fall harvest, buried shark meat underground, and when spring still felt like a far-off dream, swallowed them down. It’s some of the worst food in the history of eating.