She slides over the hot upholstery of her mother's car, this schoolgirl of fifteen who loves humming & swaying with the radio. Her entry into womanhood will be like all the other girls'-- a cigarette and a joke, as she strides up with the rest to a brick factory where she'll sew rag rugs from textile
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1954, Catherine Anderson is the author of The Work of Hands (Perugia Press, 2000) and In the Mother Tongue (1983). She has published in the Harvard Review, the Journal, the Women's Review of Books, the anthologies Working Classics: Poems of Industrial Life and Poetry 180, and other journals. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and is the Director of Development at the Kansas City Zoo.