Tag: fairy tales

Planning Trip to Germany

Planning Trip to Germany

It’s spring break, so I finally have some time to start planning my trip to Germany to research The Book of Gothel. The trip is set for this summer. A few weeks ago, I bought the air tickets, and I’ve just sent off my passport renewal application… The plan, as it stands now, is to start …

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New Review: boysgirls by Katie Farris

New Review: boysgirls by Katie Farris

“Not for the Faint of Heart,” my review of Katie Farris’ wonderfully strange fairy tale collection, boysgirls, appears in issue 35.1 of American Book Review:  Beware: this fairy tale collection will cause readers to sit up straight, to blink, to swallow in fear. Anyone “used to sitting back and eavesdropping, playing the voyeur on the lives of …

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More Praise for Wolf Skin

More Praise for Wolf Skin

I first encountered Jeannine Hall Gailey‘s work in The Los Angeles Review and Phantom Drift, and since then I’ve read all three of her books. If you haven’t read them, you’re missing out! In Becoming the Villainess, her first collection, Gailey explores the origins, behavior, and fates of the characters of our collective imagination who help to define what it means …

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Another blurb for Wolf Skin

Another blurb for Wolf Skin

Thirteen years ago, I took a graduate-level poetry-writing course with Andrei Codrescu at Louisiana State University.  He taught me a valuable lesson about the political function of poetry,  introduced me to Alice Notley and Anselm Hollo — poets whose writing I still love — and challenged me a great deal to experiment with language and …

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First blurb for Wolf Skin

First blurb for Wolf Skin

So excited! I just received the first blurb for my poetry chapbook, Wolf Skin, forthcoming next year from Dancing Girl Press. I was introduced to Sally Rosen Kindred’s poetry through my work with Border Crossing. I’m fascinated by critical retellings of fairy tales and myths, and her poems were thoughtful and lyrical. In one, “Sleeping Beauty Remembers Why” she pricked …

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Wolf Skin to be released by Dancing Girl Press in 2014

Wolf Skin to be released by Dancing Girl Press in 2014

My first poetry chapbook will be released next year by Dancing Girl Press, a small press in Chicago that specializes in publishing innovative poetry by women authors! Through a feminist lens, Wolf Skin examines how fairy tales shape a person and the way she sees the world. In these poems, a woman reflects on the stories her …

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‘The Book of Gothel’ wins Sustainable Arts Award

‘The Book of Gothel’ wins Sustainable Arts Award

I was thrilled to discover today that my novel-in-progress has received a 2013 Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award! Set in 12th century Germany and present-day New Orleans, ‘The Book of Gothel’ speculates about the historical roots of some of our most beloved European folktales. The grant will fund my trip to the Black Forest this summer to research …

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