Mark L. Keats was adopted from South Korea at the age of three. He earned his MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland and has received fellowships from Kundiman and The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue, Joyland Magazine, Hyphen Magazine, Waxwing, The Offing, Smokelong Quarterly, and others. He is currently a PhD candidate in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University.
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In Memoriam: Aurelie Sheehan
* The following essay is reprinted from The Florida Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1997, in memory of its author, Aurelie Sheehan, who died earlier this year. The essay is followed by reminiscences from two of the magazine’s editors. Aurelie Sheehan The Orange-Fish Heart of the Avalanche I had a date with loneliness. […]