a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Jenna Mertz is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing and Environment Program at Iowa State University. Her short story, “American Pawn,” won the Flyway Home Voices Contest in 2016. Prior to Iowa State, Mertz earned her BA in English, Spanish, and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where she also won the Eudora Welty Prize for best fiction thesis. Her work explores the interaction between rural communities and wildlife in the Upper Midwest.