In which Carla reads several of her poems live.
“and the hunter always followed
deep into the forest of campus
down the wide lane of Avent Ferry
into the shelter of my first home
my Mews, I your dark muse
on foot or by car, you followed
my ex-boyfriend, my attacker
("This girl just had a bad date")
Stalking your prey
Your arrow cocked
Your cock bowed
Reveling in the hunt
REVELNIT my license plate said
and o you must have laughed as you followed its beacon in the dark”
Poems of mine read in this episode:
Braided Into My DNA
A dazzle of clouds
You wouldn’t let me ride your motorcycle
For the two boyfriends of my twenties
Hounds of Love (quoted above)
Bedlam and Partway Back by Anne Sexton, collected in The Complete Poetry of Anne Sexton: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780395957769
For the story behind "Hounds of Love", you may listen to episode 34: This Girl Just Had a Bad Date.
If you need support after listening to the poems concerning abuse and assault, you may reach out to RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline. You can click through and chat anonymously and receive support at https://www.rainn.org/get-help
Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission
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