Mary Ruefle reads the entirety of her glorious and gruesome essay about shrunken heads, the title essay in her book My Private Property. Then she discusses falling in love with shrunken heads in a museum as a teenager, and a similar tiny poem she wrote years before.
Mary Ruefle: My Private Property
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