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Jonathan Gleason


Jonathan Gleason’s work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, New England Review, and Colorado Review, and his essay collection about medicine, illness, and the body was short-listed for the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. He lives in Chicago, where he is still trying to decide what to do with his rib that doctors removed.

— From May 2023
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Field Guide to Falling Ill

I can’t say what it’s like to suffer from a severe, chronic illness, the kind that knocks your life into a new orbit. But I can tell you what it’s like to be in the postscript of illness, its undead state, where the crisis has passed but recovery isn’t certain. It’s a dull, heavy place.

May 2023
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