Cover Photo: This photograph is a close up of a person's face. Their eyes are closed and they are holding their nose up to a small bunch of lavender. The colors in the picture are bright and vibrant and the person's red shirt stands out in the background of the photo.
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Writing the Senses: Smell

In this five-part column, Hannah Howard explores the senses from a craft perspective.


Hannah Howard is the author of the memoir Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen and the forthcoming book Plenty: A Memoir of Food and Family. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the Bennington Writing Seminars. Hannah writes for SELF, New York Magazine, and, and lives in New York City.