Katie Jean Shinkle Baby-Doll Under Ice
Hyacinth Girl, 2014
In Katie Jean Shinkle’s brief and beautiful Baby-Doll Under Ice, address to the beloved is equal parts lyric and fable.
Shinkle’s poems navigate a lyrical and often erotic tension between submergence and emergence of the self and the other. Throughout the poems, the speaker/s are not constant in their pronouns and antecedents, pushing the reader to consider unified identity and embodiment. We encounter I, you, she...
Last June, Gazing Grain Press had the honor of being featured in the 22nd Annual Poets House Showcase in New York. The event is a free exhibit of all the new poetry texts published in the United States in one year, and represents more than 700 university, commercial, and independent presses. This year's event included more than 3,000 poetry texts, including books, chapbooks, broadsides, criticism, anthologies, artist's books, and multimedia works.
Earlier this #femsummer, the editors at Gazing Grain Press tweeted and shared on Facebook their top picks for a feminist summer reading list—and a few of our friends and followers chimed in with theirs as well! Here’s the list; curl up in your favorite shady spot and read on, because there’s still time this summer to make it a #femsummer!
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, recommended by GGP co-editor Liz
Women’s rights evaporate in this dystopia, where women able to bear children are...
Sarah Marcus: While you were on your book tour for Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014), I had the pleasure of reading with you in Atlanta, GA where you began telling me about the COUPLET Reading Series in NYC that you host and curate. Please tell us how and why this series came to be and how you view its role and importance within the NYC (and greater) literary community.
Leah Umansky: Yes, and we had such a good time together! Thanks for asking about COUPLET. I’m really proud...