Dorothy Parker's Elbow

Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos


By Kim Addonizio

By Cheryl Dumesnil

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Previously considered the domain of bikers and a rite of passage in the services, tattoos have crawled from society’s fringes and onto the ankles of starlets and the biceps of bankers. In this volume, stories from writers including Sylvia Plath and Ray Bradbury capture the tattoo experience.

On Sale
Oct 1, 2002
Page Count
288 pages

Kim Addonizio

About the Author

Kim Addonizio is the author of five books. Her most recent collection of poetry, Tell Me (Boa Editions, 2000), was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her awards include two NEA Fellowships and a Puchcart Prize.

Cheryl Dumesnil is a graduate of Syracuse University’s M.F.A. program. Her poems have appeared in Bakunin and Calyx, among other notable literary magazines.

Kim Addonizio and Cheryl Dumesnil both reside in California.

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Cheryl Dumesnil

About the Author

A poet, essayist, editor, and writing instructor, Cheryl Dumesnil earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies at Syracuse University. Her writing has appeared in Bakunin, Barrow Street, Calyx, Louisville Review, Many Mountains Moving, and Nimrod among other literary magazines. From 1994-2001, Cheryl Dumesnil taught essay and poetry writing at Syracuse University, Santa Clara University, College of Notre Dame, and Foothill College. Currently she teaches private writing workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area. She lives in Walnut Creek, CA.

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