A Poet, the Cornish Coast & an East Texas Farm Girl

All my life I have lived landlocked, 300 or more miles from the nearest salt water,  the gulf of Mexico.  I first read about the sea around Cornwall, England when I was 12 and discovered Daphne du Maurier, a mansion named Manderlay, and a book titled “Rebecca.”  My 7th grade teacher gave me a puzzled…