Listen to “Ugly” by Meera Jhala, read by Folly Blaine:
Meera Jhala remembers writing her first poem at age six. At some point, she got detoured from creative writing. She did a PhD, became a science professor, stopped being a science professor, got married — and started writing again. In addition to Every Day Fiction and Every Day Poets, her poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in the Washington Pastime, Flashquake and a variety of other publications.
Folly Blaine is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest.
“Ugly” by Meera Jhala was originally published on June 21, 2012.