Every family has its own collection of stories, but not every family has someone to tell them. - Lynn Hejinian
And/or, my thesis. I keep coming across these lines that would be great epigraphs, if only I were more into epigraphs. I'd prefer a cleaner sort of approach for this project--the reader coming to meet the poem on the page as if it were a photograph. No context but the title, and the rest of the book.