elaine, let me speak of the sign under which my folks were born,
the miraculous blue death we’re sure to carry in our female parts
as we were chosen
An Introduction to the Myth of the Wrist
Wrist studies, while trying to chronicle the controversial history of the place where the hand and arm meet, attempts to understand why our culture has grown dependent on the myth of the wrist.
Since I read and reviewed Mary Szybist’s first book, Granted, in 2003, I have sought out her incantatory voice fueled by a longing for transformation that borders on transfiguration—“What I want is what I’ve always wanted. What I want is to be changed.”…
“A blackwater surge, malevolent, it roars in off the Big Nothin’ wastes and the city was spawned by it and was named for it: city of Bohane.”…