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Jane R. Shippen

Poet and fiction writer Jane R. Shippen lives in Atlanta, her hometown. She earned her MFA at the University of Virginia, where she was a Hoyns Fellow in poetry, and she spent 2000 in Buenos Aires on a Fulbright. Her favorite gig at the moment is writing a monthly article for the inspirational magazine In Touch. You can read more of her fiction in the anthology, New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2001.


Buenos Aires Side to Side

Faye's daughter never cries except when they say goodbye on Sundays. Then the big tears come. Then, Lord, the whole pampas reel, and the asphalt and the airplanes, and the red dust quakes with her crying. She cries then like clockwork, the moment h [...]