Fire and Ice, Bucknell University

Fire and Ice 2011 issue review by emily crawford (susquehanna university ’15) and jessica gilchrist (susquehanna university ’15) The 2011 issue of Bucknell University’s Fire and Ice follows mourners as they cope with life after the deaths of loved ones. In her poem, “still,” Lauren Krichilsky writes about a young mother struggling to understand how the world can go on, while she remains thinking only of her stillborn child. The speaker sees the stillborn everywhere, saying, “my baby will be a votive / candle in every church / i visit. i see her among / shipwreck survivors.” These lines show her desperation to understand her daughter’s death as a tragedy that was out of her control. The death

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