I am thrilled to be included in Serving House Books recent travelogue project based around the concept of home, and I’m especially excited that my short essay was featured alongside the one and only Richard J. O’Brien. Huge thanks to Heather Lang for her amazing editorial work and to David Pischke for his beautiful cover art!
“I come from tobacca, bourbon, bluegrass and born agains, horse farms and meth labs and biscuits with milk gravy. A land of toothless grins in forgotten towns preserved like defunded museums. I turned eighteen and fled.
Now, as I sit on a rooftop and stare at the buildings glittering in the sky like the jagged ups-and-downs of my lifeline, I am awe-struck by my own duality: the misplaced Metropolitan returned to her long-lost city / the simple country girl yearning for her woods. Both a curse and a gift, I’m always home yet never home.”