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Karen Leona Anderson

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Karen Leona Anderson is the author of Receipt (Milkweed Editions, 2016) and Punish Honey (Carolina Wren Press, 2009). She teaches at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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After The I Hate to Cook Cookbook (1961)
How scattered I am: post-spouse, with company coming;
in Florida in my earthquake gown, in my eelskin slingbacks
and electric mink stole. I tried to make
puff paste with sweating hands; butter
in the KitchenAid, covered in Everglaze;
apocalyptic looking and