"School Children" by Krista Eastman

Krista Eastman is the author of The Painted Forest (West Virginia University Press, 2019), which was named one of the best literary nonfiction debuts of 2019 by Poets & Writers. The Painted Forest also won the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Nonfiction Book Award and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Her essays have appeared in journals such as Conjunctions, The Georgia Review, and Kenyon Review and have been named notable in Best American Essays.