The soul of wit

May 19, 2008

By hammersmith

Kate Petersen (’00), who also has a story in Issue 65 of Quarterly West, has a new piece in Brevity, a journal focusing on short-form nonfiction essays. Kate’s essay isn’t really about a fierce dog (despite the accompanying picture of a fierce dog). It’s more about this:

I know sounds, too: the crystal wink of a champagne toast, a bedsheet lifting at lights out, a dead piano key, a breath held, the surprise of insects on summer screens, the quick applause of embers from flame, snow underfoot, a flicker of birds in the cemetery trees.

Great stuff.