ByLarissa Nash

Larissa Nash holds an MFA from Pacific University, where she learned never to turn her back on the sea. Her Viking ancestors couldn't be more proud.

  1. The Last of the Lily Maids

    “Or when the moon was overhead Came two young lovers lately wed; ‘I am half sick of shadows,' said The Lady of Shalott.” –Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    The ocean spills from my conch shell ears. I hear only my own sighing, as though I am still half-submerged—the last of the lily maids, a creature too destitute for a barge…