Published by: M. Evans & Company
Release Date: July 7, 2003
ed. Willee Lewis. New York: M. Evans., 2003
About the Anthology
Snakes: An Anthology of Serpent Tales offers a “panoramic selection of snake poetry and prose ranging from the heroic grandeur of Ovid to the whimsy of Ogden Nash, from the classicism of Milton to the folksiness of Mark Twain. Serpents serve as the common denominator, but they appear in many different guises” from many writers, including Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence, Gail Godwin, Margaret Atwood, George Plimpton, Arthur Conan Doyle, Kate and Jim Lehrer, Theodore Roethke, Willie Morris, Emily Dickinson, Carlos Fuentes, Tom Wolfe, John Steinbeck, Rose Styron, Thomas Caplan, Zora Neale Hurston, Willee and Finlay Lewis and many others.
“The Child and the Snake”
Jenny carried Erika dozing on her shoulder as she scanned the names of stores on Third Ave. Erika sagged in her arms. At a pizzeria Jenny set her down while she borrowed a phone book. “I want to go home,” Erika whined. “In a minute.” Jenny searched the pages. She’d seen the store she was looking for months ago. She had stood outside for a long while staring into its window. “I’m tired,” Erika argued. “In a minute. We’re almost there. Don’t you want a present?”