(from a series called "The Only Time I Believed in God Was at Granma's House")
by L’Oréal Reneé Joyce Snell ’04
My sister say I’m going get a bike for my birthday so I act like I don’t know when Mama call me.
Mama say come home cause I was over San and them house and
Mama say she going...
By Mary Jo Novotny Durand ‘71
"Luncheon" was conceptualized in 2006 and completed in 2008 and depicts a traditional birthday luncheon at which close friends share advice and support. The women, sitting only 8" tall, were a very difficult scale to work on — especially their faces. The tool used most effectively was an orange stick designed for...
by Lisa Kandle Catto, M.S. '95
I’ve always had bad timing. I catch red lights, miss airplanes, and marry men at the wrong time in their lives.
I left my divorce lawyer’s office with the final papers signed and tucked in my handbag. I decided to celebrate and walked to my favorite fine restaurant. I...
by Barry J. Ostrow ‘62
Last year, while meandering through Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, I was stopped by two shopkeepers who spoke little English. I thought they were trying to sell me carpets. But in both cases they were offering to dispose of the empty...
by Katharyn Howd Machan
The first problem is the carpet bag.
When asked to open it for inspection
she smiles her practically perfect smile
and pure pink appears on her cheeks.
When — spit-spot — in less than two minutes
she’s filled no fewer than thirteen bins
overflowing with dusters, lampshades, soaps,...