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Please celebrate with me! Wednesday 23 May 2018 is the official release date of my new 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.

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  1. Dear Peggy,
    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.
    Cheers,
    Katharine

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