Taisia Kitaiskaia

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Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia
"This book redefines the conventional advice column. Here, the guidance provided, through the voice of the mythic Slavic witch, Baba Yaga, clearly isn't bound by space and time, and is even less beholden to grammar and punctuation. It is wisdom tha..." Read more of this review »
Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia
"This strangely wonderful book defies genre and category. It's art: a charmingly illustrated book of highly original poetry. Anyone coming to it in search of easily digested, real world advice is going to miss the point completely. Taisia Kitaiskai..." Read more of this review »
Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia
"I've been a fan of Ask Baba Yaga since its blog days - Baba Yaga is the witchy grandmother I always wanted, and the idea that someone would respond to our day-to-day complaints with poetry and mischievous mysticism tickles me endlessly. These litt..." Read more of this review »
Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia
"If the sly & slippery-tongued mythological ancient Russian witch Baba Yaga reached out through space and time --

And had an email address --

And a poetry degree --

That would be this book.

Ask Baba Yaga is a weird and wonderful poetry project wra..." Read more of this review »
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“The Witch, however, is a woman who stands entirely on her own. She is more often than not an outsider, and her gift is transformation. She is a change agent, and her work is sparked by speech: an incantation, a naming, a blessing, a curse.”
Taisia Kitaiskaia, Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers

“Why would we dare call someone a Literary Witch? Because all artists are magicians, and Witches wield a special magic. Witches and women writers alike dwell in creativity, mystery and other worlds. They aren’t afraid to be alone in the woods of their imaginations or to live in huts of their own making. They’re not afraid of the dark.’’ *”
Taisia Kitaiskaia, Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers

“For let’s recall that many occultic words are connected to those of language: Spelling and spells. Grammar and grimoire. Abracadabra is thought to be derived from an Aramaic phrase that translates to “I create like the word.” To write, then, is to make magic. And so it follows that to be a female writer is, in fact, to be a kind of Witch.”
Taisia Kitaiskaia, Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers

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