"Stars, hide your fires!
Let not light see my black and deep desires."
-Macbeth, Act I, scene iv
A theatre audience sees only the drama and meaning of the performance on stage. The narrator of Kimmy Beach's second poetry collection, Alarum Within, has a different tale to tell - not only of backstage encounters with overwrought set designers and pushy stage mothers at a small college theatre, but of illness, addiction, and identity.
When the stage lights turn off, the drama doesn't stop.
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