This week, Drunk in a Midnight Choir celebrates our One Year Anniversary! Since we launched on February 6, 2014, we’ve had the great privilege of publishing a whole lot of amazing work, from a wide array of talented contributors. All week, we’ll be catching you up on some highlights from the last year. Here we present to you the top ten most-read posts of the year, counting down from ten.
TEETH how elegant, the disarticulated human skull where steel makes one fused bone many. the mandible is a planter’s box outside my cold room in ohio: the converted nursing home where old folks from poland and romania are all now trapped in the lights or trapped in the white paint. * antique sciences of the mouth can teach the history of science more than anything about the mouth. for centuries lancets and leaches were used on infant gums to assist teething, animal bone rattles drowned in mercury powder, a white gloved hand doing damage in a child’s bright mouth. * my teeth are mine. felt them rise up under my tongue. wisdom came last. replaced each tiny forbearer. forgot they grew where their parents died. so i am not surprised they ache and rot now, they scream when flooded with something sweet they do not deserve. this is what happens when you forget your history, the journey that brought you to the mouth, the labor in the enamel, the tongue with no name, when all you are is white. Continue reading