Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mass for the Shut Ins, a new essay collection by American writer Gwen Goodkin. Mass for the Shut Ins takes readers through the difficult terrain of loss and grief in the absence of faith. Through essays written by the author, letters written by her father and a letter they wrote together decades ago, Goodkin discovers the magic of life that connects us all.
Goodkin lives in Encinitas, California. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her essays and stories have been published by The Dublin Review, Fiction, Witness, The Carolina Quarterly, Atticus Review, jmww, Exposition Review, The Rumpus, Reed Magazine and others. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has won the Folio Editor's Prize as well as the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction. Goodkin writes for the screen and stage and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Her website is: gwengoodkin.com.
Goodkin’s manuscript was a finalist for this year’s Beverly Prize. Eyewear will release Mass for the Shut Ins in early 2019.