Jaimy Gordon was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the author of a novel, Shamp of the City-Solo (Treacle Press), a novella, and a narrative poem. She has taught at Western Michigan University.
Sep 01 1981
A Father, A Daughter
When I was six I loved my father passionately; hearts flew, as they say, whenever I saw him, and we were as chaste as teenage lovers in a forties movie. At six p.m. he veered to the curb in his sky-blue Ford roadster: he wore a green bow-tie; he stepped off the running board with a heart shaped box of chocolate kisses and a bunch of violets in his hand; he gave them to me.