New Poem Up at Feral: A Journal of Poetry & Art

Grateful this morning to Feral: A Journal of Poetry & Art and editor Beth Gordon for publishing one of my Little Red poems.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE DARK WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

I hope you enjoy this new take on the old story.

Arty Junk Journal

Just finished these scrap clumps last night to use in my journaling. I never did unload all my vintage fabrics, so I am using them for fun.

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50 responses to “New Poem Up at Feral: A Journal of Poetry & Art

  1. Hi Luanne, I absolutely love the poem! With balanced mystery & illustration/explanation, sensitivity & hard fact.
    Thank you for sharing it!

  2. That was so dark and wonderful, Luanne. Loved it.

  3. I love your poem–insightful and compelling in such an unexpected way! Brava!!

  4. Amy

    Wow, I love that poem! The images are so vivid, and all those emotions so recognizable to me—both as the granddaughter who didn’t pay enough attention to my grandmother and as the grandmother who longs for more attention from her grandchildren. Who knew Little Red Riding Hood was so deep!? I guess you did!!

  5. Congratulations, Luanne! And, wow! What an interesting and chilling take on Little Red Riding Hood!

  6. Fantastic poem, Luanne! Congratulations to you!

  7. Loved it! Granny used to be a girl….🩸
    Happy clumps!!

    • Happy clumps hah. It was a lot of fun making those lil stinkers. I was ready to keep going but thought I ought to use these first. Thank you re the poem, too!!!

  8. What a terrific poem. I look at your angelic photo and then realize your creativity can go into the darkest place and make it shine. I enjoyed the lover triangle view of the story. 😊

  9. What happens in the dark…brrrrr…claims the soul.
    Congratulations on having your insightful work published!
    Have a good weekend…

    • Thank you, Sheila! So happy to have this poem out there. YOu have a spectacular weekend–or at least a peaceful, comfortable one (those are the best sometimes)!

  10. Congratulations, Luanne. Such an interesting and unexpected take on Little Red. I feel for the grandmother who seems lonely and wants to tell the story.

  11. Thanks for sharing this!

  12. Congratulations! I absolutely loved your take on Riding Hood. The poor granny, abandoned except when they need something and she, having so much more to share. Wonderful.

    And I love this journal. That is the coolest thing ever.

  13. That’s a great twist on the story, Luanne. Congratulations on the publication! I enjoyed reading it. Your creativity seems to know no bounds.

  14. Well! That’s a different take on Little Red Riding Hood. You’re right. Nobody ever blamed the mother. Congrats on yet another great poem!

  15. Congratulations, Luanne. Such an insightful take on the tale

  16. Beautiful…and fascinating!

  17. I love the poem Luanne. My favourite re-telling is Angela Carter’s The Company of Wolves and your poem has a similar darkness to it, but I don’t think I’ve ever red a version telling the grandmother’s story!

  18. Congratulations, Luanne! Love the poem.

  19. Whoa! A super-creepy new take on little Red Riding Hood. Hmm… Okay I’m cancelling the walk in the woods I was gonna do tonight. 😅

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