Fiction • Leslie Jamison
He was a poet who worked with intricate forms—villanelles and pantoums—but during our month together he spoke quite simply. He had an evident lisp, a thin wet breeze running through his words.
I met him at my regular bakery in May. While I was paying at the register, I noticed him palming [...]
Leslie Jamison is the author of The Gin Closet (Free Press). A collection of essays, The Empathy Exams, recently won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and will be published in 2013. She lives in New Haven, where she is currently an English PhD candidate at Yale.
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