Winona León

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Winona León is a writer from Far West Texas and a recent graduate of the Wyoming Creative Writing MFA Program. Her stories have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Volume 1 Brooklyn, and Joyland, where she now serves as a West editor. Find her at


Cover Photo: This illustration shows a woman lying on the floor next to a dog. There are cardboard boxes scattered all around them. We are looking down at them from above, and there are bright spots shining above them as well, as if we are looking at them through a lightly starry sky.
A Dog Is Not the Answer

Alicia only meant to bring newfound meaning to her bedraggled life, hoping her memories and grief would be blunted by the comfort of another living creature.

May 06, 2022