Our Stories Now In Progress

By Eileen Hennessy

These just in:


Shortage of the glue

that holds the sky firm

against the clouds.

Woman tired of dying

shoots funeral director.


In the beginning is the ending.




A native of Long Island, I have spent my life there and in New York City, apart from residence for several years in France and Austria. I hold an M.A. in English/creative writing from New York University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  I began my professional writing career as a translator of books, chiefly in art history, and now specialize in translating legal and commercial documentation into English from several West European languages. I am an adjunct associate professor in the Translation Studies program at NYU. In terms of creative writing, apart from a few incursions into writing non-fiction articles and fiction, I am a poet first and foremost. My work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including The Paris Review, Western Humanities Review, Prairie Schooner, Columbia, Confrontation, The Seventh Quarry, The Dirty Goat, Folio, Inkwell Magazine, The Licking River Review, Off The Coast, Rhino, Smartish Pace, Southern Poetry Review, Poem, The New York Quarterly, and Sonora Review, and in several anthologies.

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