"To Helen, A Handbasket"

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

August 2018

Publication Title

The Nasiona


“To Helen, a Handbasket” takes a commonplace object—a basket—and uses it as a device to trace the author’s grandmother’s life from her early existence as a dutiful farm wife filling picnic baskets to her final incarnation as a drug-fueled kleptomaniac breaking glass baskets in airports.