Artful dispatches from the places where we find ourselves
Denise Frame Harlan
Denise Frame Harlan began writing stories in 2006 for catapult magazine, to whom she owes an incredible debt of affection. In 2009, Denise completed Seattle Pacific's MFA in creative writing, and since that time she has been teaching first-year college students. In addition to writing and teaching, Denise ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to start a sock-knitting business. When she is not working, Denise parents two teenagers with her husband Scott, who is in year 20 at The Landmark School, teaching kids with severe dyslexia. When he began this job, all of their friends were moving across the country to new places, and they decided to stay here in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Four years ago, they rented a run-down ranch house on the edge of The Great Marsh, and then in a blessed freak occurrence, they bought it. They are thankful every day for the view of the clam-flats, a mile in the distance, and the color of the marsh grass against the tidal river.