The dream of the '90s is alive in REVERSIBLE, where the coping mechanisms for surviving the complexities of teenage girl existence are bound up in episodes of My So-Called Life, Cranberries lyrics, and the intimacy of friendship. REVERSIBLE is also a temporal study--saturated in the past and confronting anxiety about future and its possibilities. Relics from adolescence accumulate throughout the collection and transcend their original purposes, creating a narrative about life before the internet, feminist identity, and the persistent messiness of selfhood.
If you haven't yet read Crawford's first collection of poems, The Haunted House, well, we're jealous that you get to experience it for the first time. Pick it up here or add it to your SPD order!
Marisa Crawford is the author of the poetry collection The Haunted House
(Switchback, 2010), and the chapbooks
8th Grade Hippie Chic (Immaculate
Disciples, 2013), and Big Brown Bag
(Gazing Grain, 2015). Her writing has
appeared in Hyperallergic, Bitch, The
Hairpin, and elsewhere, and is forthcoming
in Electric Gurlesque (Saturnalia, 2016).
She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of
the feminist literary/pop culture website
WEIRD SISTER. She lives in Brooklyn.