Frances Jaffer's poem collections include Any Time Now, from Effie's Press; She Talks to Herself In The Language Of An Educated Woman, from Kelsey Street Press; and ALTERNATE Endings, from HOW(ever) Press.
Working Notes, Frances Jaffer:
If I write as freely and rapidly as I can, on re-reading I frequently find language clusters that please and surprise me. (Will my little dog know me?) I lift them from the often relatively banal prose matrix, arrange them, sometimes but not always in the order in which they appear, and on a good day I like what I see. I work to strengthen meaning, changing words and connections, margins, line-breaks and stanza-breaks, until the poem takes a shape and a sound that satisfy me.