Katy Whittinghams Comments
Cape Codder was written partially based on the story of the
murder/drowning of a young woman by her boyfriend not too far away from
where I live. I constantly watch true crime television programs, and her
story was covered. I had recently lost my father, and I used my own grief
to imagine being that womans sister and what that might feel like. I
have two other published poems based on the same story.
Emily is about
overhearing a friend spreading a rumor about an event that happened a long
time before and feeling very deceived by her.
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