Day: July 17, 2009

Magdalene & the Mermaids

Magdalene & the Mermaids by Elizabeth Kate Switaj (Paper Kite Press) A quick note: I wasn’t able to preserve the original formatting of the poems I’ve excerpted. My apologies to the author. Elizabeth Kate Switaj’s Magdalene & the Mermaids is,…

Cat Lady

Part of my job responsibilities include traveling to different schools, or sites, and disseminating certain information. One day, I was visiting a site, and a tutor decided to engage me in small talk. This guy had sized me up before…

The Oppressor Within

As a child, I always dreamed of getting away from Louisiana. After I matriculated from high school I got the opportunity to do it. I tried out Los Angeles for a while. A few years later, I found myself in…