Welcome to my pages on folklore, poetry, storytelling, and Yocom Family genealogy– illustrated by many of my photographs.
A folklorist and poet, I’m pleased to share with you my book of erasure poems — ALL KINDS OF FUR. Published by Deerbrook Editions, these poems offer a new vision of Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm’s controversial tale “Allerleirauh” (“All Kinds Of Fur”), a lesser-known version of “Cinderella” that opens with incest. Erasing the Grimms’ words to reveal a young woman’s story of her journey to a new, full life, I ask, What would All Kinds Of Fur say if she could tell her own story?
To read my blogs about KIN S FUR, please go to NEWS at the top right of this page.
I want to tell you how moved I was by the genius of your reading and writing your erasure poem of All Fur. It was haunting, disturbing, and insightful, especially its humanimal aspect. I have used the original text in my fairy tale course to introduce students to the darker side of the tradition. I should like to use this. If it is published, please let me know.
Dear Katharine, Thank you so much! KIN S FUR, my book of erasure poems that re-envisions that controversial tale is now available at the Deerbrook Editions website. Please see my blog post for more details, too. Thanks again! Peggy, 26 April 2018.