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Melanie Odelle

Melanie Odelle is a musician and writer, based in Queens and Sicily. She is currently an MFA candidate at The New School, and is at work on an album and novel. She can be found at, where she operates her seasonal newsletter, Western Female.

Aimee Parkison and Carol Guess’s Girl Zoo 

If the girl is in print, then where is her body? Girl Zoo, a collaboration between Aimee Parkison and Carol Guess, published by Fiction Collective 2, takes us into the narrative negative, into the underworld of the missing, where the bodies of captured girls are perpetually contained and observable.