About the Poem
A Los Angeles county judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film, Romeo and Juliet, is mischaracterized as exploitation. Childhood memories of the film – my first exposure to a Shakespeare play – have been resurrected. After watching the Zeffirelli production with my newly single mother I was transformed, sensitized. The world looked different to me.
About the Author
Tracy Quan is a contributor to Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry and the author of the bestselling novel Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl. Her poems have been published by Love’s Executive Order, Los Angeles Review of Books, Newest York, Poets Reading the News, and Topical Poetry. She also serves as a juror for the New York City Book Awards.