Poetry. Alyse Knorr's MEGA-CITY REDUX is a marvel. In 1405, Christine de Pizan, the world's first female professional writer, published an allegorical work called The Book of the City of Ladies, in which she imagined constructing (with the help of her fairy godmothers Reason, Rectitude, and Justice) a walled city where women could live safe from sexism, misogyny, and gendered violence. Six hundred years later, women across the world still find themselves in need of such a city. MEGA-CITY REDUX, a novel in verse remix of Pizan's allegory, charts a modern-day road-trip search for the mythical city, with the help of 21st- century feminist heroes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena Warrior Princess, and Dana Scully from The X-Files.
Alyse Knorr is the author of the poetry collections MEGA- CITY REDUX (Green Mountains Review Books, 2016), COPPER MOTHER (Switchback Books, 2016) and ANNOTATED GLASS (Furniture Press Books, 2013), as well as the non-fiction work Super Mario Bros. 3 (Boss Fight Books, 2016). She also authored the poetry chapbooks Epithalamia (Horse Less Press, 2015) and Alternates (dancing girl press, 2014). Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, The Greensboro Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, storySouth, ZYZZYVA, Caketrain, and The Southern Poetry Anthology: Georgia, among others. She received her MFA from George Mason University. Knorr is a co-founding editor of Gazing Grain Press and teaches English at Regis University.Author City: FAIRBANKS, AK USA