Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"(The essay on modesty)" by Krystal Languell

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June 28, 2017

(The essay on modesty)

Krystal Languell

About This Poem


"I was thinking of the hurdles set up for young women to discourage their independence. A girl tries to access power through the channels she's been introduced to, namely limited to purity, only to be denied anyway. All I have been able to conclude is that once we are willing to ask for permission, we've already lost our chance. This poem is from a series called 'Little Runaway,' a reference to the 1961 #1 song 'Runaway' by Del Shannon."
—Krystal Languell


Krystal Languell is the author of Gray Market (1913 Press, 2016). She lives in Chicago.

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(1913 Press, 2016)

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