Required text: UCLA English
Composition and Rhetoric Course
240 pages, maps, glossary
Last Moon Dancing
A Memoir of Love and Real Life in Africa
Monique Maria Schmidt
Home is foreign. Here, nights smell.
From my interior. Not the garlic or the giardiasis burps.
Listen to darkness. It arrives as comfort
How long until I mildew?
"Breathe deep, breathe deep, hold for four, release. Breathe deep, hold, release. Breathe."
Sunrise. I leave my house for the chanting and bargaining; once other people's stories.
Praise for Last Moon Dancing
|Monique reading at Dutton's Brentwood, Los Angeles
December 2005 selection
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