Art Therapy Before Surgery
“They did it in one fell swoop, cut out the whole tangle of lymph nodes in my neck, preemptively, ear to collarbone to ear.”
Anca L. Szilágyi's writing appears in Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Gastronomica, and Fairy Tale Review, among other publications. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Artist Trust, 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Vermont Studio Center, Made at Hugo House, and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. Daughters of the Air, her debut novel, is forthcoming from Lanternfish Press in December 2017. Find her at ancawrites.com or on Twitter @ancawrites.
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