This selection, chosen by guest curator and Sundress intern Victoria Carrubba, is an excerpt from Malnourished: A Memoir of Sisterhood and Hunger by Cinthia Ritchia, released by Raised Voice Press in 2020.
Excerpt: Tucson, Arizona
Nights the wind picks up and blows tree branches against the window. I stand out in the yard, the stars overhead, the heat lifting and the air cool, and throw back my head, give up my face to the night, the wind, the strange and dusty desert air. Sometimes I open my mouth, as if to swallow the smells, the air. I want to take it all in, I want to be consumed. It’s not that I expect to be saved. It’s not like that at all.
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