Photo © Jessica Young
Every so often we talk to past Structo authors about what they’ve been up to since appearing in the magazine. The latest in this irregular series sees poetry editor Matthew Landrum talk to issue eight poet Jessica Young.
Your poetry appeared in issue eight last summer. A book release, publications, relocation – a lot has happened since then. Could you tell us about some of your recent opportunities and happenings?
My biggest happening has been finalizing everything with Alice’s Sister (WordTech, September 2013), my book that re-envisions Alice in Wonderland. Working with my editor, we uncovered some anachronisms (e.g., technologies and musical composers from the wrong generation) and place-issues (e.g., cicadas and trilliums popping up where they don’t naturally occur). So it’s been a process of carefully combing and re-combing through the whole book to ensure that each detail belongs. Suffice it to say that I’ve learned a lot about mid-19th century England!