This past week or two we’ve been seeing a surge in cases of COVID-19, and some states have reimposed restrictions that had been lifted only weeks ago. Crystal Gibbins’s lovely comic strip was created at the very beginning of the pandemic, when many of us were hunkering down and discovering how far we could get with the supplies we had on hand. Take this as a reminder to stock back up on the essentials, but please do leave a little toilet paper for those of us who don’t have endless space to store it. And those of us who can should consider donating to food banks or bail funds (links below). —Erika Stevens, senior editor
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Mutual aid funds:
Black Trans Travel Fund
Princess Janae Place
Crystal S. Gibbins is a Canadian American writer, founder/editor of Split Rock Review, editor of the anthology Rewilding: Poems for the Environment, and author of Now/Here, winner of the 2017 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for poetry. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and her poetry and comics appear in the Cincinnati Review, Hobart, the Minnesota Review, North American Review, Parentheses Journal, Verse Daily, and the Writer’s Almanac, among others. Originally from the Northwest Angle and Islands in Lake of the Woods (MN/ON), Crystal now lives on the south shore of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. For more information, visit crystalgibbins.com.