“The Witch Ruminates in Her Woodland Grave”
Collaborators’ Q&A: Writer Marsha Pomerantz: …what Amy’s work emphasizes is the tightening, the twistedness (in various senses)—binding, ingestion, tangle—which is at least as present in the poem as the undoing that I had been focusing on. Artist Amy Meissner: I loved that I was considering midwifery and women’s forbidden power at the same time Marsha was considering another type of witch.
Marsha Pomerantz is the author of The Illustrated Edge (Biblioasis, 2011). Recent poems and essays have appeared in PN Review, Raritan, Salamander, and Best American Essays 2016. Artist Amy Meissner’s textile-based artwork has shown nationally, with award-winning work residing in the permanent collection at the Anchorage Museum. www.amymeissner.com.