Angie Sijun Lou

Angie Sijun Lou is from Seattle. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, The Margins, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, and others. She is a Kundiman Fellow in Fiction and PhD student in Literature and Creative Writing at UC Santa Cruz.

May Fiction: "Purification Ritual #2" by Angie Sijun Lou

"His bunny bones caved in under my weight and I thought it was just like a baptism. He shivered at first, and then he stayed very still in a way that looked like drowning."

For April, we bring you original fiction from Angie Sijun Lou: the story of a young woman caught in a traumatic relationship and pushed nearly to the brink. Told in lyrical, meditative prose, this story is both unconventional and haunting in its vivid imagery and quiet, heartbreaking scenes.

— Karissa Chen, Senior Literature Editor