Sideshow: Poetry bookshelf as personal narrative
A column by C. Delia Scarpitti, Big Tent Poetry Sideshow Barker
My poetry books are, in so many ways, the keys to my own personal narrative. … I touch the James Wright book I dropped in a bathtub in Taos and once loaned out to a man I liked. When he and I parted ways, it wasn’t just his stories or our endless conversations I suddenly panicked at losing…he had my book!
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