These poems are part of a larger manuscript that explores the poet's lifelong engagement with knitting and sewing-- and with the usually woman-centered communities that form around these crafts. The poems also respond to the cultural treatment of craft knowledge as frivolous or simple, highlighting the highly technical nature of such work and the mathematical, structural, and geometric knowledge required to successfully execute textile crafts. Densely referential, these poems invite the reader to play within their sounds and associations, making her own leaps and connections as she reads.

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Danika Myers is a member of the University Writing Program faculty at George Washington University. Her work has previously appeared in journals including Beloit Poetry Journal and Forklift, Ohio. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and spends her free time starting more knitting projects than she finishes and running very, very slowly.



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