MANUSCRIPT(S) IN PROGRESS
Women's Work, a collaborative chapbook with Emma Sovich
Our collaborative chapbook will attempt to use the cast-iron imagery of the letterpress print shop to create a contrast with the traditional notion of softer, domestic tasks as “women’s work.” For such an industrial art, the letterpress printing renaissance we’re living right now is largely populated by women. Our poems will work to support the idea that, as the Ladies of Letterpress attest, “a woman’s place is in the print shop.”
I recently wrote my first lyric essay! "You Never Think It Could Happen To You: A Reckoning with True Crime" is currently making the rounds in literary magazine slush piles. It explores the sudden POV shift to second-person—the "you"—in the witness interview segments of true crime shows, while delving into what draws me so strongly to true crime TV and movies, my relationship with my mother and my Catholic upbringing, and how the idea of violence shapes us as women.
It was such fun playing with poetic ideas in this more expansive form. I hope to write another lyric essay soon!