Today's poem is "Advice Given to Me Before My Wedding"
from She Returns to the Floating World

Kitsune Books

Jeannine Hall Gailey is the author of Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006) and She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, 2011.) Her work has been featured on NPR's The Writer's Almanac, Verse Daily, and in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Her poems have appeared in journals like The Iowa Review, The Seattle Review, and Prairie Schooner. She volunteers as an editorial consultant for Crab Creek Review. She lives near Seattle with her husband and admits to still enjoying comic books and anime.

Other poems by Jeannine Hall Gailey in Verse Daily:
July 13, 2007:   "The Husband Tries to Write to the Disappearing Wife" " I could have kept you..."
April 30, 2006:   "When Red Becomes the Wolf" " In my dream you brought me fired bologna sandwiches...."
April 5, 2006:   "Femme Fatale" " Even our names sound delicious..."
March 1, 2005:  "Wonder Woman Dreams of the Amazon" "I miss the tropes of Paradise—green vines..."

Books by Jeannine Hall Gailey:

Other poems on the web by Jeannine Hall Gailey:
Two poems
"Female Comic Book Superheroes"
Two poems
"Allerleirauh Reveals Her True Self to the Prince"
"To a Self-Proclaimed Manic Depressive Ex-Stripper Poet, After a Reading"
"Sleeping Beauty Loves the Needle"
"The Snow Queen"
"The Robot Scientist's Daughter [Before]"
"I Forgot to Tell You the Most Important Part. . ."

Jeannine Hall Gailey's Home Page.

Jeannine Hall Gailey according to Wikipedia.

Jeannine Hall Gailey on Twitter.

About She Returns to the Floating World:

"Jeannine Hall Gailey weaves myth and folklore into poems illuminating the realities of modern life. Gailey is, quite simply, one of my favorite American poets; and She Returns to the Floating World is her best collection yet."
—Terri Windling

"Kin to the extraordinary pillow book of tenth-century Japanese court poet Sei Shonagon, Jeannine Hall Galley has created her own collection of extraordinary myths, fables, and folktales for the twenty-first century."
—Sandra Alcosser

"The poems in Gailey’s highly anticipated second collection mesmerize the reader with its glimmering revisitations of myth that explore love and desire via the most unexpected conduits: foxes, robots, and the kingdom of animé."
—Aimee Nezhukumatathil

"These poems fuse figures and narratives from Japanese myths and folklore, Shinto spirits, philosophy and popular culture to explore the nexus between the spiritual and the sensual…Amid musings on the darker corners of Japan's postwar legacy are flashes of the humor born of perseverance. Even Godzilla has a cameo."
—Roland Kelts

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