Moonpark Review

My piece “Insects on Parade” in Moonpark Review begins, “As the grasshoppers finish their dance, Jane hops up and down but the wings on her back do not flutter…”

This piece began as a sestina, a poetry form that can be used for prose that involves lots of repetition. And the repetition helped strengthen the idea I wanted to talk about – Jane’s ideas about shining on stage in contrast with her teacher’s ideas – though in the end I felt it worked better as straight prose rather than keeping the sestina form.

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