Molly O'Dell was born and raised in southwestern Virginia and currently serves as the public health officer for the New River Health District of the Virginia Department of Health. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including JAMA, CHEST, Whitefish Review, Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel, and Magnolia, as well as in several anthologies, most recently The Untidy Season (forthcoming from Backwaters Press). “Ask Why I Stay” © 2013 by Molly O'Dell. Contact author: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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