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Jen Michalski

Jen Michalski is the author of the novels The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) and The Summer She Was Under Water (Queens Ferry Press, 2016), the couplet of novellas Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc Books 2013), and two collections of fiction (From Here, Aqueous Books 2014 and Close Encounters, So New 2007). She lives in Baltimore, where she runs the reading series Starts Here! and the journal jmww. You can find her at

from The Lifeless Sea

She gave life to those Kenneth Cole loafers and those Liz Claiborne sweaters. She gave that Goody hairbrush life and that Covergirl mascara. She gave life to that Anne Klein watch and that gold bracelet.


The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2023

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