From the Introduction:
In college, I was a double major in Literary Criticism and Creative Writing. At my school, for each major you had, you had to also have a minor. So, always the optimist, for my Creative Writing degree I majored in short story writing and minored in poetry. I loved it, but mostly because no one in that department was really paying attention to my grammar.
From Ancient Memories:
There’s a hole in
the carpet where
my dog likes to scratch,
ancient memories drive her,
genes that know savannas, tall grass and open vistas,
fights to the death in the hot, dusty earth
as an imperative,
chewing raw, bloody carcasses
and losing pup after pup after pup.