Eileen Elizabeth Waggoner is a queer Appalachian essayist and poet living in Southern California. She is the cofounder of Boshemia Magazine, a UK/US feminist arts and culture magazine, and a Nonfiction MFA candidate at University of California, Riverside. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Appalachian Heritage, the Appalachian Anthology of Writers, Pangyrus, and Vandaleer.
The Water, the Grief
I couldn’t fly home to say goodbye to my grandmother. I was too late. The pandemic had taken root on the East Coast....