Diane Simmons’ work of historical creative nonfiction, The Courtship of Eva Eldridge, was published by University of Iowa Press in 2016. Recent essays include “Anywhere from Somewhere,” published in Czech translation in the literary magazine Host (Czech Republic), and “Setting the Water,” published in the Fish Anthology (Ireland.) Her short-story collection, Little America, won the Ohio State University prize for short fiction.
Nov 08 2019
Nobody Goes to the Gulag Anymore
At least not in the Czech Republic. But it’s the first thing I need to see. So I take the train from Prague to Pribram, fifty miles to the south.
Mar 01 2010
It’s 1975, and Len had known about the pipeline. But he thought it would be far away, lost in the immense space of Alaska, a trickle of silver sliding alone silently in the vast slope of snow. As he lay on his bunk in Folsom, he had not thought of it being right here, a fat, ugly snake of greed and pollution; he had not imagined it strangling the little snow-covered log town he had fallen in love with.