In the poem The Contortionist’s Wife, a 1950’s circus wife grows weary of her husband’s ever-bending ways. She begins to wish that just once she could be a contortionist, to feel on equal footing within her marriage.
It’s in that moment that her vision of herself begins to s-t-r-e-t-c-h.
Poet: Bill Meissner (St Cloud)
Model: Cheryl Birch (Minneapolis)