POPfeatures: Trish Hopkinson
Trish Hopkinson’s chapbook, Footnote, is available for purchase through Lithic Press.
Footnote is a collection of response poems, with each poem having a footnote specifying who / what the poem is written for, after, or simply referencing.
From Emily Dickinson to Amiri Baraka to David Lynch to Sylvia Plath to Pablo Neruda to Janis Joplin, these poems perform erasures, palimpsests, collages, ventriloquisms, haunted monologues, dreams in which the physical dances with the metaphysical so that the stormy dream of language can enter us.
More than an addendum or explanation, Footnote is an invitation to explore, engage, and rework the modern poetic legacy. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table.
Trish Hopkinson is a poet, blogger, and literary arts advocate. You can find her at SelfishPoet.com and provisionally in Utah, where she runs the regional poetry group Rock Canyon Poets. Hopkinson happily answers to labels such as atheist, feminist, and empty-nester; and enjoys traveling, live music, wine-tasting, and craft beer.