City Nature


When I look at the skyline of Manhattan, I get a feeling similar to when I look at the Rocky Mountains. People living in urban environments can have a relationship with the natural world, and in my writing I like to imagine what that relationship looks like.

Over at the Chicago Review of Books, Amy Brady interviews Helen Phillips and discusses anxiety, the environment, and women’s sometimes animal-seeming bodies, all themes in Phillips’ new short story collection Some Possible Solutions.

Kirstin Allio is currently a Howard Foundation Fellow at Brown University. Her story collection, Clothed, Female Figure comes out with Dzanc in 2016. Her novel, Garner (Coffee House), was a finalist for the LA Times Book Award for First Fiction. She has received the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” Award, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, and has published many short stories, poems, and essays. More from this author →