What is the private space of a diary, what is the public space of a poem, and what does the psyche do in each? What is confession and what is memory in the poem, if it plays with the mechanism, or tone of Diary? How to explore and play the the personal expectations of those modalities…. We’re looking at Marisa Crawford’s new collection of poetry, Diary, from Spuyten Duyvil Press.
Marisa Crawford is the author of the poetry collections Diary (forthcoming, Spuyten Duyvil 2023), Reversible, and The Haunted House. She is the editor of The Weird Sister Collection (Feminist Press, forthcoming 2024), and co-editor, with Megan Milks, of We Are The Baby-Sitters Club: Essays & Artwork from Grown-Up Readers. Marisa’s writing about feminism, art and pop culture has appeared in The Nation, Harper’s Bazaar, BUST, VICE, Hyperallergic, Bitch, Ms., The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Marisa is the creator and editor-in-chief of WEIRD SISTER, a website and organization that explores the intersections of feminism, literature, and pop culture, and co-host of the 90s rock podcast All Our Pretty Songs. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.