Kelly Cherry

Kelly Cherry is the author of 24 books, 10 chapbooks, and 2 translations of classical drama. Her most recent book is Twelve Women in a Country Called America: Stories. She was the poet laureate of Virginia in 2010. She is the Eudora Welty Professor Emerita of English and Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in the Humanities at University of Wisconsin Madison.

Simone (“Poupette”) Alizon

1 Poupette was no coquette, no French flirt. At seventeen she pedaled her velo from one end of Paris to the farther other, delivering news of the Résistance to the Résistance. Brave, yes. Foolish? Perhaps not— A pretty girl who…