Jessica Murray is a poet and educator living in Denton, TX. Recent poems of hers are also forthcoming from Barrow Street, Memorious, Shenandoah, and Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology. Her website, www.if-you-want-to.com, features linked interviews with contemporary women poets.
Jessica Murray: Sweet on You: Suffocation
There might be a lesion here, something on the hippocampus there, which begins with a giggle and ends in the fatal heart attack or asphyxiation. There are no known deaths from laughter attributed to women, though it’s said to have happened to both philosophers and kings. Take those hands off of your nose, that plastic […]
Jessica Murray: Sweet on You: Abduction
Why, girls, just last week you were taught how to resist should you find yourself in an abduction; just last week, you were taught how to save someone from drowning. Now you’ve done it: gone missing, gone drowned.