This month we present fiction and poetry from Iceland, a nation on the precipice of devastating and irreversible natural loss. The writers appearing here address not only the climate crisis but also family dynamics, intimate partnerships, shattered ideals, and thwarted hopes, providing a revealing portrait of a country in a time of global and local upheaval. Thórdís Helgadóttir creates an island community with an undertow of menace. Fríða Ísberg tests the limits of homebound ambition, while Steinunn G. Helgadóttir dispatches naive aid workers to a Greek refugee camp. Poets Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir and Haukur Ingvarsson consider the connection between humans and the natural world. And in tales of intimate relationships, Eva Rún Snorradóttir’s lesbian couple meets with mansplaining at every turn; Björn Halldórsson follows an abandoned husband seeking his happily married brother’s counsel; and Thora Hjórleifsdóttir monitors a dream romance turning ominous. Guest editor Larissa Kyzer contributes several translations and an illuminating introduction.