In November 2017, I learned that my faculty position at St. Louis Community College would be one of 58 eliminated in a reduction in force. One year later, I sat with Michaella A. Thornton at Hartford Coffee in south St. Louis to talk about how we had each experienced, processed, and reckoned with the layoff […]
Melody S. Gee
Melody S. Gee is a freelance writer and editor in St. Louis, and the author of The Dead in Daylight and Each Crumbling House. She is a Kundiman poetry and fiction fellow, and her writing appears or is forthcoming in Commonweal, Blood Orange Review, Lantern Review, Ruminate, and Slippery Elm.
Posts by Melody S. Gee
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.