"Record of Wrongs"
"Priest’s poems do the hard work of expanding the language for exploring the experience of abuse and trauma, which means they expand our understanding of (in)humanity. These poems are never predictable. They are like flashes of light in shadowed rooms—dark rooms—with bright, illuminating flashes."
Sue William Silverman, author of If the Girl Never Learns
Slaugher the One Bird will be published with Sundress Publications this summer. Covering the compound traumas of childhood sexual assault and domestic violence in adulthood, these poems follow a woman's journey as she explores the system that binds her being and consumes her conscious. Mother, spouse, daughter--no part of her existence is untouched, examined, and accused. Listen to "Record of Wrongs."