Olivia Clare

Olivia Clare’s poems have appeared in Poetry, the London Magazine, the Southern Review, and other journals. In 2011, she was awarded the Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation. She edits The Winter Anthology. This is her first published story.


Ash fell from the wind. She began to take long walks. Before breakfast, after lunch, she walked the weed-pocked path to the lake. White ash turned the lake’s surface to desert and the tops of fjalls invisible. By the third…