37.1s

Milk Dress

Milk Dress

{from Issue 37.1}

Milk Dress, by Nicole Cooley. Alice James Books, 2010. $15.95, 96 pages.

Nicole Cooley’s third book, Breach, beautifully and deliberately described the period of extended grief following Hurricane Katrina. For a native of New Orleans living …

The Stone Lion

The lion on the family mausoleum lies still,
mossy-backed and obedient.

When no one watched I rode it.

I never thought of those buried,
only wanted to escape the living
who were so easily offended.

Beatrice hated the place
and …