Jo Langdon’s writing has been published in journals including Cordite, Island, Meanjin and Overland. In 2018 she was a fellow of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation’s Sozopol Fiction Seminars and CapitaLiterature festival in Bulgaria, and in 2020 her short fiction was recognised in the Olga Masters and Newcastle short story awards. She is also the author of two collections of poetry: Snowline (Whitmore Press, 2012) and Glass Life (Five Islands Press, 2018).
Photo: Sarah Walker
FictionWe were going to visit Patience’s supervisor Callista, a tenured senior lecturer in literature and cultural studies, though her strange, ageless grace made the word senior feel like a misnomer. I knew Patience would have chided me for this, saying it showed both my ageism and internalised misogyny, so these were among the thoughts I kept to myself.