Susan Wardell

Susan Wardell is from Dunedin, New Zealand, where she lectures in Social Anthropology at the University of Otago, while raising two small humans and a few potted plants. She has been published in Landfall, Takahe, and Not Very Quiet. She placed second in the 2018 Landfall Essay Competition.

Sunday, call me a squid

My daughter’s Bible cartoonifies judgement: salvation is a fat pink fish and all the squid are going to hell. She affectionately calls the Most High ‘Goddy’, swims under flannel to the cotton cities of sleep with her soul netted still. …

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