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  1. How the Body Remembers (On the Body’s Performance of Trauma as Ekphrasis)

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    3 May 2015 by darlene anita scott

    delivered at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference Toronto, ON 2 May 2015 Slide 1: “How the Body Remembers” is …
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  2. Breathing Lessons 101 is on the road to Charlottesville Virginia!

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    10 April 2015 by darlene anita scott

    Breathing Lessons 101 is heading to Charlottesville Virginia on Friday, May 8th! I’ll be reading as part of the Reading …
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  3. Awkward Hugs for Everyone!

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    10 April 2015 by darlene anita scott

    Ayyyyy new followers (and old friends)–I see y’all! Thanks for joining this conversation; hope things don’t get awkward. But you …
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  4. Want’s Weight

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    25 March 2015 by darlene anita scott

    She remembered holding his hand, thumbing the meaty part under his thumb. And she remembered how she hardly ever held …
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  5. After Lunch

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    22 March 2015 by darlene anita scott

    boy

    After lunch he lays in her lap. She twists his hair while they watch game shows and soaps. He feels her up; she slaps his hand. Your head is heavy. She twists some more. They go out for a walk holding hands. His father’s neighborhood does not have the eyes of hers or his mom’s and as free as she feels here she knows the escape is not permanent. So when we gonna do this again?

  6. The Request of His Body

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    18 March 2015 by darlene anita scott

    But he has known since he met her that the girl on the other line owns herself. Only you surprise yourself by how much. You worry when he laughs, “Just wondering.” But there is more than wondering you hear.

  7. The Weight of Him

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    16 March 2015 by darlene anita scott

    There is never a question and this, too, you believe appropriate to the narrative. His forcefulness is desire. His kisses, all tongue with nary a preliminary peck, are invitations not to be denied. And why would you deny them? You like him. You like his kisses. You enjoy his touch.

    What should come next is a part of the narrative you have not been given from The Women. So you wing it with what you believe. They give you onomatopoeia and warnings against Temptation and anecdotes about being Fast. You’re not Fast. And until now are not easily given to Temptation.

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