A Manual for Cleaning Women

I am always writing down book titles that people recommend, but by the time I get them I tend to forget who recommended it. But whoever steered me to A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin, many thanks! A fantastic collection of short stories, simple writing with descriptions of relationships and ordinary people met on the … Continue reading A Manual for Cleaning Women

The Secret

A poem by Denise Levertov whom I had the privilege to study with in college. It came like a reply to my last blog post. (and were the two girls in that class at Vassar?) The Secret Two girls discover the secret of life in a sudden line of poetry. I who don't know the … Continue reading The Secret