A disaffected wife finds meaning and renewal in the continuity of her marriage; a noted poet reflects on the role of verse in times of extraordinary hardship; two young Haitian sisters are lost—then miraculously found—while immigrating to the United States; a mafia errand boy’s work and personal life converge during an ill-advised drug-deal; and three children, shunned by their village because their mother died in childbirth, venture into the wilderness. Enjoy reading, or rereading, these remarkably worthwhile pieces.
They retire for the night, he to his bedroom and she to hers. What of it?
Is there a case for poetry in this plague year?
I sobbed quietly, for reality had set in: we were in New York, all alone.
Mikey smiled. “New Orleans has cometh. Rejoice, Woody.”
He has his hands on Nii’s throat, and this time I do not stop them.