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Taisia Kitaiskaia

Taisia Kitaiskaia is the author of four books, most recently The Nightgown and Other Poems (Deep Vellum, 2020). Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s, A Public Space, American Short Fiction, and other publications. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers and Yaddo.


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Fall 2023 | Fiction

The ants arrived on Marfa’s first night at the ranch. They crawled into her bed in ceaseless organized columns. The creatures were harmless and died easily between her thumb and forefinger, but kept coming, and Marfa could not sleep