Currently Browsing: American Bastard
On this day in 1995, Jan Beatty released her first collection of poems, Mad River, making today the perfect day to celebrate this incredible poet.
Jan Beatty is an acclaimed poet from Pittsburgh, PA. Before pursuing writing full time, it seems as though Jan has lived a thousand lives. She has been a welfare caseworker, a sexual assault counselor, a nurse’s aide, and a waitress.… read more.
We are taught that a story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. We are taught that a girl who ventures on a quest to find her lost parents will become whole when she finds them; we are taught that this girl will find happiness.
But the truth is, life doesn’t usually happen in this way. Sometimes the “story begins at an impasse” as Patrice Staiger writes.… read more.