Natasha Trethewey was named Poet Laureate of the United States this week.
–New Orleans, November 1910
Four weeks have passed since I left, and still
I must write to you of no work. I’ve worn down
the soles and walked through the tightness
of my new shoes calling upon the merchants,
This week Republicans in the US Senate voted—not the first time—to kill a proposed law that would have enabled women to more easily sue the employers who pay them less than men. The bill would have extended the protections of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which President Obama signed...
So hi, y’all! Just checking in because I got the best email today from my Aunt Mary, who lives in Memphis, saying “Hi sweetheart. Whats with the harpies? I know you would never expect that I would read your blog regularly, but I do and have enjoyed the lively commentary.” Basically,...