One Day at 26th and California
It’s amazing, the tormented beauty the mind can make–it’s creativity gone awry.
In her poem “The Color Red,” Maxine Chernoff mentions a family legend: that her great-grandmother “was the first Jewish woman in Bialystok, Russia, to wear lipstick. A shame on her family, she also smoked cigarettes.” But that’s not why she left Russia. She left because her son with yam-colored hair was caught stealing apples. So […]