I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Heather Logue
for the Seattle Star. She asked me really thoughtful,
challenging questions about using The Nutshell Studies
of Unexplained Death as the muse for Doll Studies: Forensics.
Thanks, Heather! Take a look:
in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. I'll be reading
from Doll Studies: Forensics at 7:30; the event is free
and open to the public. Here's a link to Open Books, our great
poetry bookstore, a sacred space for writers and readers alike:
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
My new prose poetry collection Doll Studies: Forensics
has just been published by Black Lawrence Press!
You can order the book on BLP's website, at any
independent bookstore, or on Amazon.
I'll be reading from the book in Seattle on Tuesday,
Feb. 21st at Open Books, our wonderful all-poetry
bookstore in Wallingford. The reading is free
and open to the public, and starts at 7:30pm.
by Frances Glessner Lee during the 1940's. Lee constructed
a series of dioramas titled "The Nutshell Studies
Of Unexplained Death." Each diorama depicts
a crime scene, littered with clues that may be used
to solve the crime. I developed my poems in response
to artist Corrine May Botz's photographs of Lee's
dioramas, as well as her research on the topic.
Botz's website includes images from her brilliant book
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death:
As always, I welcome inquiries from teachers
and reviewers. I'm happy to send out review copies,
and to converse with instructors about ways to use
my book in the classroom. I also welcome feedback
from readers and suggestions for my next obsession!
It was fun being in this book. I'd love to find another project
that feels similarly consuming.