Mieke Eerkens grew up divided between the mountains of California and the canals of The Netherlands. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s MFA program in Nonfiction Writing and her work has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, The Sun, Best Travel Writing 2011, the Norton anthology Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts, The Rumpus, and Creative Nonfiction magazine. She currently teaches Creative Writing to undergraduates at the University of Iowa.
Life, Death, and Taxes
There’s nothing certain in life but death and taxes, as the proverb goes, and we’ll never get the answers…...