To celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021, PANGYRUS offers a round-up of pieces from our archives about love in its many forms: loves we hold close, loves long lost, straight love, queer love, self-love, and more.
In this time of fewer embraces, we need to hold good writing just a little longer and a little tighter. Consider these tender, funny, startling, aching pieces as our version of a heart-shaped box of chocolates to you, our readers. Enjoy.
1“Pastoral” By Kiki Petrosino
Where did it start? In a city of gardens & muck.
2“Appetite” by Kat Read
My husband Will told me that he once stood at the kitchen sink to eat a pig’s foot.
3“The Way Things Are” by Susan Volchok
… And, in the spring— as soon as possible, when the ground was just warming…
6“Into Love” by Nadia Colburn
Every kiss that was ever kissed—