About Author: Virginia Konchan

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Vir­ginia Konchan’s fic­tion, poetry and reviews have recently appeared or are forth­com­ing in The New Repub­lic, Amer­i­can Poetry Jour­nal, the Col­orado Review, Jacket Mag­a­zine, Phoebe, and the Mid-American Review, among oth­ers, and she cur­rently serves as the fic­tion edi­tor of Whiskey Island Mag­a­zine.

Posts by Virginia Konchan

  • “A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism.”—Karl Marx I had heard about Memento Park, the only conflux of Communist-era memorabilia in the world, within days of arriving in Budapest […]

    Liberation

    “A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism.”—Karl Marx I had heard about Memento Park, the only conflux of Communist-era memorabilia in the world, within days of arriving in Budapest […]

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  • Arrhyth­mia of the happy home end­ing in ‘68 with Jan Palach, who self-ignited in Wencelas Square, then stum­bled down the Soviet steps. He was 21, at the time. Did it […]

    Questions for an Arsonist of Self

    Arrhyth­mia of the happy home end­ing in ‘68 with Jan Palach, who self-ignited in Wencelas Square, then stum­bled down the Soviet steps. He was 21, at the time. Did it […]

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