This selection comes from Anne Boyer’s book, Garments Against Women available from Ahsahta Press. Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.
Anne Boyer is a critically acclaimed U.S. poet and essayist and the inaugural winner of the 2018 Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She is also a 2018 Whiting Award winner in Nonfiction and Poetry and will the 2018-2019 Judith E. Wilson Fellow in Poetry at Cambridge University. Her books include the CLMP award-winning Garments Against Women. She was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1973.
Krista Cox is a poet, editor, artist, and community organizer based in South Bend, Indiana, but she’s always dreaming of somewhere saltier. Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2013, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.