Dionne Irving’s work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, New Delta Review, and other places. She is a professor at St. Mary’s College, a women’s college in South Bend, Indiana. Currently, Irving is working on a historical novel, Quint, which follows the lives of a set of famous Canadian quintuplets born in the years before the Second World War. 
Aug 02 2016
Essay: Treading Water
As long as I have been able to afford it in my adult life, I have found, whenever possible, a swimming pool. I learned to swim in Canada of all
Sep 01 2010
Roaches don’t die easy deaths; they can survive nearly anything. Everywhere else I’ve ever lived-New York, San Francisco, a rented cottage in Alaska-they call them roaches. But in Florida, a blend of kudzu and heat, a mixture of North and South, a dangling participle on the United States, they are palmetto bugs.