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Fairy tales and myths inform this collection of poems written by a woman who has often danced or fled the shadows cast by old stories. Wolves, princes, looms, combs, swans, straw, blackbirds: these images, polished to the bone by telling and retelling, take on new shape and life when infused with autobiography and lessons learned from others’ choices and fates. What path c ...more
Paperback, 42 pages
Published November 2nd 2017 by FutureCycle Press
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We are the publisher, so all of our authors get five stars from us. Excerpts:


PAWS

“Keep talking. How did the story go?”
—Sara Eliza Johnson in “Mӓrchen”

It’s always the wolf. Count on it.
Hunger just outside the door
and the distant church bell ringing.
Little girl in a crimson cap,
small boy sneaking out through the gate,
young pigs behind flimsy walls.
Even the brother and sister, abandoned,
would have been swallowed by shining eyes
if the witch hadn’t taken them in.

The oldest stories are the oldest st
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Katharyn Howd Machan (b. 1952) studied creative writing and literature at the College of Saint Rose and at the University of Iowa and received her Ph.D. in Interpretation (Performance Studies) at Northwestern University. She is currently a member of the writing faculty at Ithaca College and is also involved with the Women's Studies Program and the Gerontology Institute.

Machan has published 30 poet
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