Hi :) I am not sure if you get this a lot, but I was wondering if you could tell me the names of all of the women in your poem 'For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambition and Trembling Hearts'. I can pick some, but not others. It's a quite inspiring piece and I feel like reading up on the lives of these lovely ladies would only enhance that.

Asked by simplyintheskywithdiamonds

Absolutely!

In the order they appear, the girls in this poem are:

Anne Frank
Joan of Arc
Malala Yousafzai
Mary Shelley
Jackie Mitchell
Sacagawea
Cleopatra
Nellie Bly

and you.

Hi there! Forgive me for looking through the notes, but I saw on the wonderful button poetry video of Erin Schick's that you're friends with her. Her poem is astounding and I'm part of a newly starting up stuttering activist project and we'd LOVE to get in touch with her. You can see what we're trying to do at didistutter*org. If you'd be up for passing on this message to her or directing me to her contact info I'd really appreciate it. THANKS SO MUCH :)

Asked by didistutterproject

Of course! Eschick@pdx.edu

Salome dances her dance of the seven veils,
The men all eye her like wolves on the hunt, this beautiful girl
finally undressing for them. Finally they can see her
exactly as they want to.
The first veil drops.

In 2007, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend
released their sex tape against her will.
Kim Kardashian, rather than hide in shame
Used the publicity to promote her own career.

Salome moves like a dream half-remembered.
Salome dances like a siren song. All the men ache
to see the hot sugar of her hip bones.
The second veil drops.

In 2014, Kim Kardashian walks down the aisle
As the whole world watches. If only all of us
were so successful in our revenge.
If only all of us stood in our Louboutin heels
on the backs of the men who betray us,
surveying the world we created for ourselves.

The third veil drops.

Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her.
She presses the cloth tighter against her skin
Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep

We can almost see all of her.
Salome shows us her body
but never her eyes.
The fourth veil is dropping.

The four things most recently tweeted at Kim Kardashian were
@KimKardashian Suck My Dick
@Kim Kardashian Can I Meet Kanye?
@KimKardashian Please Fuck Me
@KimKardashian I Love You. I Love You.

Women are told to keep their legs shut.
Women are told to keep their mouths shut.
Some women are kept silent for so long,
They become experts in the silent theft of power.
The fifth veil has dropped.

Kim Kardashian made $12 million dollars this year
Yesterday, uncountable men in their miserable jobs,
told their miserable friends that Kim was a “dumb whore”
Kim Kardashian will never learn their names.

The sixth veil has dropped.
The seventh veil has dropped.

And Salome sat beside King Herod. And he swore unto her
“Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give to thee
unto the half of my kingdom”
And she smiled, and said
“Bring me the head of John The Baptist.
Punish the man who hurt me”

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