Every Day,
A Century

Sarah Matusek

Sarah Matusek recently graduated from Bennington College where she studied acting, playwriting, and directed three original devised productions. As part of a summer theatre residency on Long Island, she is directing a new devised show inspired by Anne Carson's writings on strangers/strangeness. She is excited for What Comes Next, and hopes to live in New York City.

How to Take a Compliment

She jumped into the poet’s truck with a soaking wet head. He asked, Don’t you wanna dry your hair before church? Leave the windows down and it’ll dry in time, she said. Sure enough her hundred strands of corn-silk hair danced in the wind tunnel next to the poet’s face the whole way there. You look like a stained glass window, he said and loved her. She slapped him hard when the car was parked and he shattered all over the place like all sorts of geometry. Was that a compliment? The world will never know. But she is beautiful.


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