Patricia Spears Jones is the author of Femme du Monde (Tia Chucha Press, 2006); The Weather That Kills (Coffee House Press, 1995); and Repuestas! (Belladonna Books, 2010). She is the contributing editor to Bomb Magazine and columnist for Calabar Magazine, both Brooklyn based. Song for New York: What Women Do When Men Sit Knitting premiered August 2007 — a second commission from Mabou Mines, the internationally acclaimed theater company. “The Perfect Lipstick” is from The Weather That Kills and was first published in Aloud:Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Café (Henry Holt, 1994).