Meet our contributors: Raquel Gomes

Raquel Gomes writes inspired by her daughter Gabi, who died at the age of 14 from complications from Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, a rare genetic disease. Raquel has a Ph.D. in international development from MIT and is working towards her master’s in writing from the Johns Hopkins University. Her work is forthcoming in Ars Medica.  Raquel’s essay […]

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Book Review: Dan Gutstein’s Bloodcoal & Honey

When I find myself unaccountably crying as I reach the end of a collection of poems, when the combined weight of the poet’s felt human presence and the loss seeping through the poems brings tears, I know something powerful is about. This happened as I read one of the last poems,“The Last Out,” in Dan Gutstein’s Bloodcoal […]

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