An Epistolary Friendship Blooms During The Pandemic

May 14, 2021
Amy Irvine (left) and Pam Houston go on a hike together.Amy Irvine (left) and Pam Houston go on a hike together.Mike Blakeman
Amy Irvine (left) and Pam Houston go on a hike together.

The pandemic has kept people apart. It has exacerbated political divisions. But it’s also been a chance to find connection. When Colorado went on lockdown, authors Amy Irvine and Pam Houston began corresponding with an email ritual focused on place, politics, and the pandemic. Their letters, are collected in the book “Air Mail.”