Cheryl Chambers’ Comments

I have spent the past year in an intense period of learning, taking workshops with poets and graduate courses in poetry. In one of these courses, the instructor challenged her students to respond to Sexton’s work. These poems are part of that longer work in which I respond to the Grimm fairy tales and Anne Sexton’s Transformations. While this is not an attempt or claim to be Sexton herself, or to presume a level of craft, it is a way to speak to existing literature and add my voice, for what it’s worth.

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