"How to Live in the Midwest" by Katherine Karlin

Katherine Karlin’s fiction has been anthologized in The Pushcart Prize and New Stories from the South, and her stories have appeared in One-Story, ZYZZYVA, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and many other journals. Her fiction has been read in the “Stories on Stage” series at the Denver Performing Arts Center, and her nonfiction is included in One Word from Sarabande Press. Her short story collection, Send Me Work, was published in October 2011 by Northwestern University Press. She is an associate professor of English at Kansas State University.