Issue 6: December 2021
Note to readers:
For this sixth edition of the NYS Writers Institute's Trolley journal, we asked writers and poets to share how COVID-19 changed them. How have they adapted, coped, fallen apart, or grown. In their words, how will they remember the pandemic.
When we put out the call for submissions last spring, there was some concern this theme wouldn't age well, that we'd be well past the pandemic and our lives would be back to some sort of normal by now.
Sadly, despite the heroic work of scientists and the wide availability of vaccines -- something seemingly miraculous a year ago -- we are still far, far from normal.
With that in mind, we offer poems, essays, and even some flash fiction from Life During COVID, Year Two.
Trolley: A web magazine of essay, opinion, literature, culture, and politics, published by the New York State Writers Institute based at the University at Albany.
- Paul Grondahl, Editor
- William Kennedy, Executive Editor
- Michael Huber, Managing Editor
Light at the end of the tunnel
2020: The year you were born in a pandemic
As we pivot: A small business diary during COVID
An artist's journey: Circling the pandemic
A drive to reflect: One year later
The girl with the chocolate chip eyes
Considering ants in the time of COVID-19
The lost year, or how I learned to stop worrying and love COVID
How the COVID-19 pandemic inspired the alchemist in me
Flash fiction: My life in the Jewish alps
Pandemic politics and plague power plays: A historical perspective
A variation in The Serenity Prayer
I know longer believe in the (State) science
Heading to school for summer cleaning during COVID-19
We circle each other, avoidant
There is intimacy in shared experience