I’m Fine Thanks by Sophie Klahr and Corey Zeller

“Remorse—is Memory—Awake” wrote Emily Dickinson. “Everyday objects shriek aloud,” wrote Magritte. By the time he was around 50 years old, Mark Rothko had stopped giving artist’s statements. Silence is so accurate, he said, and killed himself about fifteen years later. You make a grocery list. Grapefruit, gum, seltzer, cigs. How are you doing today, a friend asks.

Sophie Klahr and Corey Zeller’s collaborations appear or are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Denver Quarterly, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Sophie is the author of Two Open Doors In A Field (University of Nebraska, 2023), and Meet Me Here At Dawn (YesYes Books); Corey is the author of You and Other Pieces (Civil Coping Mechanisms) and Man Vs. Sky (YesYes Books). Individually, they’ve been published in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, and beyond. Currently, they live in the same time zone. Though they’ve been writing together since 2012, they have only met once.