From the Archives: fragments from RECONSOLIDATION by Janice Lee, 2012 Nonfiction Contest Winner

Jul 13, 2017Feature, Nonfiction Print

Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She writes about the filmic long take, slowness, interspecies communication, the apocalypse, and asks the question, how do we hold space open while maintaining intimacy? She is Editor of the imprint #RECURRENT for Civil Coping Mechanisms, Founder & Executive Editor of Entropy, Assistant Editor at Fanzine, and recently helped launch (w/ Maggie Nelson) SUBLEVEL, the new online literary magazine based in the CalArts MFA Writing Program. After living for over 30 years in California, she will be moving to Portland, Oregon this summer to teach at Portland State University.



We’re proud to feature Janice Lee’s “fragments from Reconsolidation,” the winner of our 2012 nonfiction contest judged by John D’Agata. Click on the cover of issue 38.2 to read Lee’s essay, and submit to our 2017 nonfiction contest today!

fragments from Reconsolidation 

by Janice Lee


There is a thin film of muteness over everything I now encounter, “ghost” just another word for “mother,” just another word for “memory,” just another word for “gone.”