Author’s NoteUnderstand is from a manuscript about my wife’s struggles with hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancies. It is a non-fictional piece.




Michael Levan has work in recent or forthcoming issues of Iron Horse Literary Review, The Boiler Journal, Hobart, Hunger Mountain, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, and American Literary Review. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Saint Francis and writes reviews for American Microreviews and Interviews. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with his wife, Molly, and children, Atticus and Dahlia.