IthacaLit Accepts “The Oldest Leather Shoe”

Michele Lesko, editor of IthacaLit, accepted a poem based on the archaeological discovery of an ancient leather shoe in a pile of desiccated sheep dung in Armenia. Dating tests revealed the shoe to be over 6,000 years old. I pondered this shoe, and the woman who wore it, and took the resulting poem to a workshop conducted by Thomas Centollela at Mary Morris’ house this past summer, and subsequently submitted it to IthacaLit. I expect it will appear in the online journal in its Spring 2017 edition.