I ask my father why he does what he does

by Michael Welch

Michael Welch is a writer from Chicago. He was a finalist for the 2019 Breakout 8 Writers Prize, the winner of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ Florence Kahn Memorial Award, and the author of the chapbook, But Sometimes I Remember. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Kenyon Review Online, Iron Horse Literary Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. He received a master’s degree in fiction from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served as fiction editor for cream city review. Find him at michaelbwelch.com and @MBWwelch.

Artwork by: TK Saeed

TK Saeed is an self-taught abstract artist and writer. Her body of work queries modern society and the human condition. Based in the UK, she worked in different areas of the legal industry before being adopted by a stray tabby.

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