We take a cab to the outskirts of Bucharest to rent a car for the day. It is early spring, and my wife, Katie, will die in a few months, but this morning, I wonder how we might beat the weekend traffic.
John W. Evans is the author of the chapbooks, No Season and Zugzwang. His essays and poems appear in The Missouri Review, Slate, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere, and his poetry manuscript, Young Widower, was a finalist for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Evans is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University, where he was previously a Stegner Fellow.