Therein lies the brilliance of “Satan Says”: Olds's Satan is not villainous because he urges the speaker to denounce her parents ... but because he is too obtuse to comprehend the uselessness of such denunciations to a curious intellect. ...more
Jen DeGregorio received her MFA from Hunter College in New York, where she continues to teach and work in an undergraduate arts program. Her poetry has appeared in Able Muse, Breakwater Review, and Lyre Lyre, and she is a recipient of the Academy of American Poets' 2013 Catalina Paez & Seumas MacManus Award. She is also the poetry editor at Chicken Scratch Lit, a new literary magazine that plans to launch its first issue in January 2014.