“Snow White and The Apple” by Jayme Russell on Tiny Donkey

Snow White and The Apple” by Jayme Russell is a beautiful new essay on erasure poems, fairy tales, and craft, written in the style of Maggie Nelson’s Bluets. It is also a gorgeous realization of the promise of short form, fairy-tale nonfiction, a genre for which the online journal Tiny Donkey has become a wonderful repository. Russell also provides several images of her erasure poems below the essay. Vibrant with color and often sharp like knives, there is something wonderfully fairy tale about these poem.