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Witchery by Elizabeth L. Hodges


In Witchery, Elizabeth Hodges takes on living itself, the tension between love and fear, the sublime, ugly and beautiful, the embrace that chokes as it heals, and she gives us words that gently sand, then dress our raw wounded naked skin.

—Mukoma wa Ngugi


The spell of Elizabeth Hodges’ Witchery is musical, it is “marked for magic.” But there’s drama besides: the father/husband/lover haunting the speaker has “one woman who sits at your window sill, / a flower you never pick.” Sensual with Arpel, impatient and burning, Witchery recognizes “this thread / that holds me together must be the stitch / of others too.” A delicate voodoo.

—Terese Svoboda


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