Jesse Lee Kercheval teaches creative writing at the University of Wisconsin, where she directs the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. 
Sep 01 2001
Alice in Dairyland
When the phone rang, I was in bed inder the covers, trying to stay warm. As I ran to answer, I saw that it was snowing again. I’d been in Wisconson, America’s frozen dairy land, nearly six years, so I should have been used to it, but I was a Florida girl at heart, and each took me by suprise. “Alice Anne?” a voice said. My name came out slurred, like it was Allison.
Sep 01 1997
Space, July 1969
This essay is not currently available online. July 1969 When I was growing up, I lived next door to Cape Kennedy, in Cocoa, Florida, a town built for tired aerospace