“You Call It Desire, I Call It Sin,” by Elisabeth Houston (Poetry 2011), has been printed on The Feminist Wire. The Feminist Wire’s Poem Suites “bring together the voices of emerging and established poets exploring a common theme.” In this Poem Suite, “four poets consider the world of objects and materiality, and the place of “things” in the landscape of the imaginary.”
Elisabeth Houston was born and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. She graduated from Yale, where she studied history and then from Boston University’s MFA program in poetry. She currently teaches college literature to women who are incarcerated through Boston University’s Prison Education Program.