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 ...

A Story of Witchery 2006, Les Figues Press

ISBN-13: 9780976637141

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