propcoverdancing girl press, 2017

On the first of April, a woman walks into the woods. She’s forty-ish and may be accidentally pregnant. Strangeness ensues.

Propagation riffs on Vladimir Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale, in which he argues that Russian fairy tales have thirty or thirty-one “functions.” Each section of Wheeler’s long poem corresponds to one of those plot twists. As the main character, a woman in crisis, walks away from her ordinary life, time gets slippery. On the looping trail, she flashes back to her own girlhood as trees leaf and a succession of wildflowers bloom. Has a whole month slipped away? What possible futures loom around the bend?


Interview in William Woolfitt’s Speaking of Marvels

The opening poem, “Absentation,” in Thrush

“Border Countries”: a videopoem plus a short essay about making the videopoem

Murray Robertson (photography & poems)

I make photographs and poems to please myself (and share them to please you).


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Mary Carroll-Hackett: Poetry and Prose

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NZ Poetry Shelf

a poetry page with reviews, interviews and other things

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