It all melts down to this: a novel in timelines (chapter 7)

Ben Miller is the author of the forthcoming Pandemonium Logs: A Clerk’s Tale (Skiff Books, Rutgers University Press) and River Bend Chronicle: The Junkification of a Boyhood Idyll Amid the Curious Glory of Urban Iowa (Lookout Books, UNCW Press, 2013). His awards include creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, as well as grants from the South Dakota Arts Council and the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.

Dale Williams has exhibited in the New York area over the past thirty years. He is a 2014 recipient of a fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has appeared in many print and online journals. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic he has been engaged in a series of paintings called “Humans Without Warning,” which address shared vulnerabilities in a time of political and social disunity.