THE POET BY DAY

Daily Archives: June 23, 2016

SCARLET LETTER In fifth grade my father’s secrets start to breed under my red confirmation dress— dig deep in the tunnel of my inner ear, cling to sentry hairs on the nape of my neck— his secrets: black bodies, glassy eyes, squeeze beneath my fingernails— quiet as eggs; they spin a red thread that cuts me inside out. Over Exposed, the memoir of Terri Muuss, is at once painful and triumphant. It is… Read More