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  • Stones Witness

    Memory of Samothrace
    1.
    The little girl, wearing a navy blue coat with white Peter Pan collar, holds her grandfather’s hand as they pass through the main entrance to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Once inside the building, she will be allowed to disengage and move off towards the many (...)

  • Gathering Rage

    Chapter 1 / Where It Suddenly Came Clear . . . (fragment)
    The scene is a solidarity conference in Managua, October 1991. A year and a half after its electoral defeat, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) has invited supporters of Nicaragua’s revolution to meet and analyze is (...)

  • The Price You Pay: The Hidden Cost of Women’s Relationship to Money

    The Egg Route (fragment)
    " . . . the entity called the family—that battleground, open wound, haven and theater of the absurd, which dominates each human childhood." —Adrienne Rich
    "Interdependency between women is the way to a freedom which allows the I (...)

  • Dancing with the Doe

    Joel Oppenheimer, 1930-1988
    The strong wife of my firstborn’s father calls to tell us it’s time. Tomorrow or the next day a week at most. He talks and is not in pain, has prepared well to die.
    And you? I ask. There’s no preparing . . . I search for words. Come on, you’re the poet, she challenges (...)

  • This Is About Incest

    THE GREEN CLOTHES HAMPER
    Rain almost hides my mountains today. Low clouds snag the rocky skirts. Colors of rain and clouds clean everything.
    I speak of the rain, the clouds, the living colors of this land because it seems impossible
    to cut this silence with the words my grandfather was a (...)