Story of Witchery

Story of Witchery

by Jennifer Calkins, Sarah Lane
     
 


Poetry. Fantasy, fear, and freedom all play parts in A STORY OF WITCHERY, a book-length narrative poem by Jennifer Calkins, and illustrated by Sarah Lane. Here we meet Emily, our "small and weedy" protagonist, an orphan complicit (perhaps) in her own abandonment, and who is caught up, as poet Amy Gerstler writes in her Introduction, in a story "entwined with…  See more details below

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Poetry. Fantasy, fear, and freedom all play parts in A STORY OF WITCHERY, a book-length narrative poem by Jennifer Calkins, and illustrated by Sarah Lane. Here we meet Emily, our "small and weedy" protagonist, an orphan complicit (perhaps) in her own abandonment, and who is caught up, as poet Amy Gerstler writes in her Introduction, in a story "entwined with science facts and twisted clinical fictions." In language rolling and tripping with spare precision, Calkins makes a modern pilgrim progress into the imagination and the dark world of medicine. Rich and haunting images create an seemingly familiar environment which, like the internal landscape of the protagonist, dissolves only to reform, until finally resolving into a healed whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976637141
Publisher:
Les Figues Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

Meet the Author


Jennifer Calkins is a poet and evolutionary biologist. Her work has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies including 4th Street, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Big Bridge, Ken*Again and Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Her chapbook, Devil Card, was published by Beard of Bees Press.

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