The Story

The internet tells me that today is the tenth anniversary of the finale of  Six Feet Under, a series which aired on HBO from 2001-2005. Ten years ago today, my first child--my son-- was 18 days old and I was a frantic, euphoric, sleep-deprived, love-swallowed mess. Nevertheless, I was not going to miss the final … Continue reading The Story

Loved Ones: “Sparrow,” by Caleb Curtiss

For National Poetry Month, I am going to record some of my favorite poems and talk a little about what they mean to me. I hope you enjoy!   https://soundcloud.com/sheilasquillante/sheila-squillante-reads-sparrow-by-caleb-curtiss   Caleb is the poetry editor at Hobart, and a new friend. I picked up his book, The Taxonomy of the Space Between Us, at … Continue reading Loved Ones: “Sparrow,” by Caleb Curtiss

Loved Ones: “For My Lover, Returning to His Wife,” by Anne Sexton

For National Poetry Month, I am going to record some of my favorite poems and talk a little about what they mean to me. I hope you enjoy! https://soundcloud.com/sheilasquillante/for-my-lover-returning-to-his-wife   Just look at the metaphors in this poem! Each one vivid and still memorable to me, 25 years after the first time I read it … Continue reading Loved Ones: “For My Lover, Returning to His Wife,” by Anne Sexton