“The Passage” first appeared in Southern Poetry Review and appears in full in The Bodies We Were Loaned (The Word Works). “The Glass Factory” appeared in VIA. Maria Terrone’s most recent book is American Gothic, Take 2 (Finishing Line Press). She is currently at Queens College and has been at CUNY since 1990.
March 25, 2011, was the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 women workers were killed. Memorial events were organized, in New York City and around the country, to remember the disaster and the movements it inspired.