"No Poems inside the Victorian House" by Alysia Harris

Fire, fire poetic bildungsroman!

Tells the birth of an artist, a “dream of a beautiful exsanguination”

The childhood of an artist, growing “careful, and also thankful, but then really careful”

The adulthood of an artist, “how not to saddle them with my baggage”

The parenthood of an artist, “I will not allow you . . . to hollow you!”

And the solitude, “had to remember my joy and speak it into being.”