Dance: On Ballet and Impossible Love
“I am here to learn the language, to learn how it feels in the body to dance.”
Claire Handscombe is a British writer who lives in Washington, DC. She graduated from American University with her MFA in Creative Writing in May 2015. Her essays, poetry, and journalism have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Book Riot, Writing Magazine, the Brevity blog, and the Washington Post.
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