A Valentine to Darwin

If You See Something Jillian Weise

Dear Darwin,

I have a crush on you. I have no experience with barnacles, fossils, or apes. I’m not a naturalist. I’m not even an atheist. My hobbies include eavesdropping, stealing, and legislating the words. I like to watch trutv and read your diaries. You didn’t write anything dirty in them  [...]

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Issue 07



Winter 2009


​Jillian Weise’s books include The Book of Goodbyes (BOA Editions), for which she received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and the novel The Colony (Soft Skull Press). She teaches at Clemson University.


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