Peccadilloes; or, The School of No Sestina

Peccadilloes; or, The School of No Sestina In the School of No, every word sounds a peccadillo, every class closes a cage, every cage captures a rule, every rule regards no with gusto. No bites yes with gusto behind a fence of words. No, no, no peccadilloes; that’s the rule in the land of cages….

Union Maid: Made and Unmade

“Don’t talk old to me,” Norma Rae tells her dad. “I don’t like it.” But in the next scene a foreshadow appears when Reuben mentions Dylan Thomas’s “Rage, rage against the dying of the light,” for in the next scene Norma Rae’s dad keels over, dead, into a basket of textile spools. “You load sixteen…