Magical Realism in Poetry & Prose

Jackie Craven draws inspiration from artists who experimented with surrealism and magic realism. Her collection, Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters, combines narrative and ekphrastic poetry to unravel the tangled secrets of an eccentric family. Jackie’s wry, whimsical, and often strange poems also appear in journals such as The Asheville Poetry Review, Chautauqua, Columbia Poetry Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod International Journal, River Styx, Salamander, and Spillway. Her fiction chapbook, Our Lives Became Unmanageable, experiments with fragmented narrative structures.  

Front cover of Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters, Poems by Jackie Craven, Brick Road Poetry Press

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