It is strange that the husband of my mother looks at me like that. I know not what it means. In truth, yes, I know it. —Oscar Wilde, Salomé When Oscar Wilde wrote Salomé in 1891, English law banned play performances involving biblical characters. Even without such forbidden material, the spectacle of a young girl kissing the lips of the severed head of the man whom … [Read more...]
About Melissa Knox
Melissa Knox's book, Divorcing Mom, was published by Cynren Press in January 2019. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Eclectica, Concho River Review, Streetlight, and elsewhere. Poems have appeared in The Mom Egg Review, NonBinary Review, and elsewhere. She writes a blog, The Critical Mom. Her website is melissaknox.com.