"Circling the Daughter (for Tandi)," ca. 1986
Many of Knight’s most moving poems reflect upon relationships with women in his life, among them the lover of “Feeling F---ed Up” and the daughter in “Circling the Daughter.”
This poem, written for his daughter Tandi, is a profession of love and hope for an unlimited life ahead for his daughter. Working so closely with a handwritten piece, especially one written with such care and intention, was particularly affecting for me.