Our 19th Book of the Week is quite literally like nothing else we have ever published, and features both the wonderful words and artwork of the brilliant Amy Alexander.
Amy Alexander’s story of the Kettle Daughter is beautifully created in a running series of artwork and poetry. Merging digital art with poetry, Amy took a single artwork and wrote a poem based upon it. From there, she alternated letting her own inspiration inspire her again and again until the story of the Kettle Daughter was rightly told.
“Alexander carefully mines her nearly mystical youth filled with spectres and sanctuaries, prayers and paths through frozen woods for just those intimate details that make her writing both swift and sparse and yet relatable and evocative of some universal coming of age we all experience surrounded by people and places demanding some kind of magic to fully understand. Kettle Daughter feels like a grand campfire tale, an emotional epic of the heart spoken in small whispers like embers dancing with a crackling flame.”
– Jeffrey Roedel
About Amy Alexander
Amy Alexander is a poet and illustrator with an obsession for legends, stories, and mountains who lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She grew up in Colorado, near Mt. Sopris, at the junction of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. She holds a master’s degree in Folklore from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Her artwork has been featured at The Shaw Center for the Arts and the Baton Rouge Gallery, and has also appeared on the covers of books and magazines. She was an AWP Intro Journals winner in creative nonfiction and was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.
- Book: 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1999640284
- ISBN-13 : 978-1999640286