An interview with the winning Micro Chapbook author Ja’net Danielo on the inspiration and process behind This Body I Have Tried to Write: “With these poems, I very much wanted to convey that illness, disability, loss, and grief are not physical and emotional circumstances that happen to a body but are ever-evolving processes held within the body.”
KATHERINE FALLON is the author of DEMOTED PLANET (Headmistress Press, 2021), The Toothmakers' Daughters (Finishing Line Press, 2018), and The Book On Fractures (forthcoming, Ghost City Press, 2022). DEMOTED PLANET was a finalist for the 2021 Charlotte Mew Chapbook Award and was recently named as the finalist for the 2022 Georgia Author of the Year Chapbook Award. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Colorado Review, Juked, Meridian, Nimrod, Passages North, and The Los Angeles Review, among others. She teaches composition and women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Georgia Southern University and lives with her favorite human, who helps her zip her dresses.
Written in verse, A Million Quiet Revolutions queers both the novel and young adult genre by using altered form and subversive subject matter to break expected literary boundaries.
In thinking about privacy, I try to be brave with a small dose of disassociation thrown in for good measure.
It’s more of a multifaceted imagined “I,” not just me speaking to one person. It’s thinking about my multiple selves and how we contain all these layers and perform different “I”s in this world.
KATHERINE FALLON: Liz Kay’s poems have appeared in such journals as Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Nimrod, Willow Springs, The New York Quarterly, Iron Horse Literary Review, Redactions, and Sugar House Review. She is the author of The Witch Tells the Story and Makes it True (Quarter Press) the chapbook, Something to Help Me Sleep (dancing […]
It is no secret we are supposed to despise the witch in the traditional fairy tale, but while brutal, this witch is not lonely, nor is she pathetic, and we question whether her violence is unwarranted.