laura ferris

from: Héroïnes/Heroines

These two poems are inspired by the form of surrealist Claude Cahun’s “Heroines” (1925), a series of fifteen satirical monologues given by various legendary or historical women (such as Sappho, Helen of Troy, the biblical Judith, the Virgin Mary, etc.) that begin with epigraphs and are written in prose. 

-Laura Ferris



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Laura Ferris is a poet and second-year MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She now lives in Iowa City and the East Bay, though at different times.