Margaret Conway

Margaret Conway has an MFA from San Francisco State, where she has taught creative writing. She lives in San Francisco. “Grasshopper” is a reworked segment of text from an unpublished memoir, Night Light: Story of an Arson, that recounts the aftermath of a night when the author and her husband awoke to find their place in flames. The chapter titled “Grasshopper” is the part that didn’t fit, the part that seemed to need a place of its own.