Poets & Writers

Goodnight Stranger

Miciah Gault and I grew up in the same town on Cape Cod. We swam at the same secret beaches, rode the same ferry through the fog to Martha’s Vineyard, saw movies at the same local theater. Our mothers were pals, and Miciah was one of the first writers whose sentences I admired. We are both writers who heard our calling early and were lucky enough to have families and a community who supported our obsessions. A graduate of the MFA program at Syracuse University, Miciah now teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Montpelier. When I read, I was mesmerized by everything I recognized: It is steeped in the textures and images of our hometown. Beyond that it is a captivating, character-driven thriller with dazzling sentences. I couldn’t wait to talk to her about it.

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