Dear Slushies, have you ever heard a theremin? Visited Utah? Tried a baked Alaska? Join us for an episode dedicated to poems by Natasha Sajé, whose work explores belonging, queerness, & womanhood in a flow of humor, insight, and vivid images. In “Dear Utah,” Sajé takes us on a trip through her connection with her […]
Natasha Sajé was born in Munich, Germany, the only child of two parents displaced by the events of WWII. She learned English from Romper Room and in kindergarten in the suburbs of New York City. She loves to cook and eat as much as she loves to write and read. She is the author of […]
Natasha Sajé: Is Homosexuality Contagious?
Like where you touch a door knob and then wipe your eye and two days later you have a scratchy throat? Or a restaurant patron seeing Baked Alaska at another table flaunt its frosted heat, tender cake under cold fruity creaminess and fluffy mountains of meringue. You’ve heard of it. You’re born that way. Either […]
Natasha Sajé: Dear Caitlyn Jenner,
You say, there’s more to being a woman than hair and makeup. What: swaying walk, tender heart? My wife likes polish now and then— a woman who’s never worn pink or a push up bra. In the pool, scarlet toes make me look twice, the color glints like blood. I look and look again, as […]
Natasha Sajé: Dear Utah,
State in which I have lived longer than any other, state of my discontent. Horace said skies change, souls don’t, although like most, I blame anything but myself. You are the place where I moved for work and the place I’ve complained about for one-third of my life, the locus I’m trapped in— an aging […]