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Izzy Wasserstein

Izzy Wasserstein writes fiction and poetry, teaches writing and literature at a public university on the Great Plains, and shares a house with a variety of animal companions and the writer Nora E. Derrington. Her most recent poetry collection is When Creation Falls (Meadowlark Books, 2018), and her fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming from Clarkesworld, PseudoPod, Fireside Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a member of the 2017 class of Clarion West, and likes to slowly run long distances. Her website is www.izzywasserstein.com.
The Crafter at the Web’s Heart

The Crafter at the Web’s Heart

When I was little, I’d lay in Ma’s arms and listen to her stories. Beneath us, the web swayed so gently, you could almost forget it was there. Now Ma’s tongue is a tangle of vines, and I’m the one telling the stories, but the web still vibrates, still speaks, if you know how to listen.