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Shuly Xóchitl Cawood

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Shuly Xóchitl Cawood is the author of the forthcoming short story collection, A SMALL THING TO WANT (Press 53, 2020), the memoir, THE GOING AND GOODBYE (Platypus Press, 2017), and the little advice book, 52 THINGS I WISH I HAD TOLD MYSELF WHEN I WAS 17 (Cimarron Books, 2018). Her forthcoming poetry collection, TROUBLE CAN BE SO BEAUTIFUL AT THE BEGINNING, won the Adrienne Bond Award for Poetry and will be published by Mercer University Press in 2021.

She has an MFA from Queens University, and her writing has been published in Brevity, The Rumpus, and Cider Press Review, among others. Her website is www.shulycawood.com.

Originally from Ohio, Shuly has now lived in the South long enough to know what sweet tea is and that "barbecue" means pork.
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Thirteen: Not Such an Unlucky Number

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I need to tell you about the mango, but first I need to tell you about this guy I met at a 12-hour contra dance in the mountains of North Carolina years ago. We talked a lot, he seemed nice, we exchanged emails. We lived four hours apart, though, and I didn’t think it was likely I would see him again. 

But a few weeks later, I did. I met up with him at a contra dance in Asheville. We danced, we ta

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