the Exorcist's dotter
took in all the Exorcist brought home:
smoke in brown bottles, fetal wisps
coiled around rosary beads, vapors
trailed from loafer heels. She scraped
it all into an antique copper tub for
bathing but saved that bath. […read the rest]
And here is a new interview at Speaking of Marvels, wherein Kirsten talks about writing and creating her Bloof chapbook Windowboxing:
If your chapbook wasn’t a chapbook — if it was in some other form — what would it be?
An interpretive dance—a duet with a chair.
Which poem in your chapbook has the most meaningful backstory to you? What’s the backstory?
The poems have snatches of many people’s backstories… Jaycee Dugard’s imprisonment, an Amish family fire… my own children make an appearance. I can get sad. There is a scene in the chapbook where I walk with them to try to feel better and it works at the same time it doesn’t work. Capturing that moment was a big step for me.
Only a few copies of Windowboxing left!