“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.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a fiction writer and poet, with his first published poem forthcoming later in 2017 from Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), his Micro.blog (@richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).