Katie Rose Guest

Katie Rose Guest lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. She earned her master’s degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Ellipsis, The Evansville Review, California Quarterly, and Connecticut River Review, among others, and are forthcoming in Borderlands and Descant. She is currently finishing her first novel.


1. My sister told me, “Buy the shoes a size too small. The leather stretches when you dance, from the sweat.” At the dancewear shop, I slip on a gold T-strap sandal with a low Cuban heel. I stand and…