From the daily archives: "Saturday, February 23, 2013"

Poet Sally Rosen Kindred tells The Stanza what inspired her new chapbook, Darling Hands, Darling Tongue (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013):

The idea began when I read J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Wendy to my boys. Though I felt close to the story, I’d never read the complete version, and it surprised me. I remarked on-line about Tinker Bell’s coarse language and violent tendencies (which I found oddly endearing), and Emily Croy Barker (whose wonderful novel, The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic, is due out this August!) said, “Somebody should write a pomo novel about Tinkerbell as a misunderstood roundheels.”

I thought that was one of the most fabulous ideas I’d ever heard.

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