“So, you halve the peeled pear as you halve your life in two and cut out the core of it.” Christopher Bowen meditates on the covid-caused demise of his career as a chef.
Christopher Bowen is the author of the chapbook We Were Giants, the novella When I Return to You, I Will Be Unfed, and the non-fiction Debt. He was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Novella Competition and honorable mention in the 45th New Millennium Writing Awards in the non-fiction category. He blogs from Burning River.
Breaking the Ice
Three readings to always come back to:
- You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
- Tumble Home by Amy Hempel
- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Favourite food to trade a kingdom for:
A favorite food of mine is southern comfort food: a good chili and cornbread with sour cream, scallions, and shredded cheese on a chilly day.