Tenaya Darlington

Tenaya Darlington has worked as a knife seller, an X-ray librarian, a back-up singer for a pop band, and a columnist for the alternative press since receiving her MFA from Indiana University in 1997. Now she lives and teaches in Philadelphia. Her books include Madame Deluxe (Coffee House Press, 2000) and Maybe Baby (Little, Brown, 2004).

Whole Hog

Three seasons out of the year, I don’t see my next-door neighbor Kim. Just traces of him—the trail of his cigarette, the sound of his Harley each morning at first light, and sometimes at night, the blue glow of his…