Jane Hammons

Jane Hammons teaches writing at UC Berkeley. She has published in a variety of magazines and journals, such as Alaska Quarterly Review, Columbia Journalism Review, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine and Southwestern American Literature. “Luring” is an excerpt from a work in progress based, in part, on her family’s Cherokee history.


Luring by Jane Hammons

    Grey tests the hook by shaving up bits of his thumbnail. He winds a piece of chicken feather around the shank, securing it with a strand of deer hair he collected from the rough boards of Bess McGill’s garden fence. Bess was his mother’s good friend. Once a […]