I couldn’t fly home to say goodbye to my grandmother. I was too late. The pandemic had taken root on the East Coast.
Eileen Elizabeth Waggoner
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.