Marrying the Bear and Women’s Studies

These poems appeared in Salt Hill.

“Marrying the Bear” is a retelling of a beautiful Nez Perce story about a man who marries a pretty girl who turns out to be (yes) a bear, an arrangement that turns out to be more dangerous for the bear. You get where I’m going with this.

“Women’s Studies” is a very short history of womankind + an acknowledgement that different generations of women misunderstand each other.