literature

Nobody’s Wife: Kiki Petrosino Is Over It

My way into KiKi Petrosino’s latest collection Witch Wifewas through the poem “Afterlife.”  Thanks to this poem, I realized the book was about getting dumped. And dumped. And dumped. But also about rising above the heart carnage to transform hurt into a magical handbook for survival.  Petrosino is a witch whose wand is language, and who waves it deftly […]

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A Belly for Twins

Kiki Petrosino wrote one of the most haunting books of poetry I’ve read in a while. It’s called “Witch Wife” and contains many off-set poems, such as the one pictured above. Domesticity and its domesticized discontents. Books have been written about it, and they are good.

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