Perspectives on teaching and writing the lyric essay form
Old jazz music greats set the tone for this memoir piece about "reverse" racism in the narrator's family.
In perhaps the finest essay of the collection, Lyzette Wanzer dines at a ritzy country club and realizes that she and her waiter are the only African-Americans en scene. She suggests, in standout poetic prose, that “something is awry, off-kilter about there being only we two here, in Atlanta, just us two in a city like Atlanta, only we two here, just us two, and you serving me.”
--Craig Reinbold, Assistant Editor, Terrain