Cassie Donish

Cassie Donish is the author of the nonfiction chapbook On the Mezzanine (Gold Line Press, 2018), selected for publication by Maggie Nelson. Her poems and prose have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Best New Poets, Colorado Review, jubilat, the Gettysburg Review, Sugar House Review, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere. Co-editor-in-chief of The Spectacle, she earned her MFA at Washington University in St. Louis, where she received an Olin Fellowship and served as the Junior Fellow in Poetry.


A Surface of Needles by Cassie Donish

              passing the hospital—the world was drenched, wet gold with sun. Everywhere, hazards. Unprecedented flooding. The air bristled with noise. She was in love, but not with anything, anyone, anymore; my love has no object. A lie? Perhaps all she’d wanted was desire’s sheen—its look of depth— not desire […]