About Mary Zelinka

Mary Zelinka lives in Albany, Oregon and is the Assistant Executive Director at the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence. Her writing is published in Calyx Journal, Crazy Woman Creek, Open Spaces, and Out of Line.


Mary Zelinka opens her essay “Grooming” with a statement that lets us know up front that she is going to tell us an emotional story: “I wanted to hate Papa Burke, but by then I loved him too much.” I do not yet know who Papa Burke is, or what his relationship is to the … Continue reading

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