The Craft by Sarah Anne Wallen
The Craft is a book-length poem composed of short, two-line stanzas, further divided into six subtitled parts and an epilogue. The poem uses the film of the same name as material to explore themes of femininity, feminism, female friendships, fear, trauma, bullying, spell-casting, doubling, and power. It is both a shameless, nostalgic love-letter to a cultural touchstone and a meditative exploration of the “teen-witch” mentality. The poet/Sarah wonders do you like/my head?
Sarah Anne Wallen is a poet and caregiver living in Brooklyn, NY with her cats. She is a co-editor of Poems by Sunday and makes limited-edition books of poetry as Third Floor Apartment Press. She holds a BA in Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Long Island University, Brooklyn. Sarah is the author of The Craft (Everybody Press 2021), and Don’t Drink Poison (United Artists 2015). Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including Elderly, The Brooklyn Rail, Hurricane Review, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Paramount, The Recluse, 6X6, and Everybody Press Review.
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