Since You Asked Me

Rachel Michaud is a prize-winning poet and essayist. Her essays have been published in The Washington Post and the Hartford Courant, and heard on WAMC-Northeast Public Radio. Her poems have appeared in several literary journals. Rachel made her living as a literacy teacher, and later as a researcher and writer for non-profit organizations. She divides her time between Washington, DC, and Cambridge, NY. Michaud writes, “I am the wife and mother of physicians who treated wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital. They brought the cost of war home with their discussions of cases and the blood stains on their white lab coats. Still, when my girlfriend asked, ‘Should I keep seeing this fellow?’, my answer surprised me.”

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