“A Dictionary of Devotions”: Up Now in WORD RIOT

Below, a tiny excerpt from self’s “A Dictionary of Devotions,” currently up on Word Riot


Ask.  Ask and thou shalt receive.

Assumpta est Maria, you sing every week in the auditorium.

Angels.  Angelus.  Angelic.

Admit.  Admit this was all your fault.

Against.  Must you always — ?

Altar.  Assess.





Her piece is about being convent-school bred.  And about praying.  And about hope and damnation and salvation and all those heavy things that occupy the mind of a young girl growing up in Manila.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.


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