Jax Peters Lowell’s (LTA ’09) story, The Pornographer Downstairs, was a 2018 winner of Hunger Mountain’s Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Award.
From the author:
"The story grew out of the idea that in big cities, real harm can be as close as the apartment next door. Or downstairs, in this case. Where in our increasingly self-focused culture is the line between urbanity and blindness and what does it require of us?"
Lowell is the author of Mothers, the landmark novel of same-sex parenting, and in a parallel universe, has written three best-selling books on living gluten-free that have created national awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Her poems and stories have appeared in Poetry East, The Pinch, The Examined Life, Virga Magazine, Poetry Breakfast, Bosque Journal and Alimentum, among other journals. She is currently working on a memoir.