The Nightgown & Other Poems

November 28, 2020
The Nightgown & Other Poems

The Nightgown is a mythic, mystic, and hungrycollection of poems, a roiling landscape wandered over by wildswerves of language, creatures of all sorts, and mysterious beingssuch as The Folklore, The Hurt Opera, The Eunuch, and the titularangry Nightgown. Haunted by the magic and transformations of Slavicand Western European fairy tales, the symbolism of the Tarot, themedieval world, feminism, and a mythology all its own, TheNightgown bears an immigrant's fascination with the black,alien syrup of the English language's first stratum, that mercilessAnglo-Saxon word-hoard preserving an ancient consciousness ofhuman, beast, and earth. Funny and loud, the poems are strangelyaccessible in their animal awareness of mortality and urgency forcontact with the unknown. The Nightgown is the debut bookof poetry from renowned writer Taisia Kitaiskaia (LiteraryWitches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers).