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Lenore Myka

Lenore Myka is the author of King of the Gypsies: Stories (BkMk, 2015). A recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Literature fellowship, her writing has appeared in Poets & Writers, the New England Review, the Iowa Review, and Quartz, among others. “Heal Thyself” is excerpted from her memoir-in-progress, Where I Want to Be.


Healing Thyself

Fall 2021 | Essays

English is a treasure trove of words, each with a precise meaning. It is also a source of confusion and frustration, since so many of those words have subtle connotations and refuse to stand still.