Small press! BEWILDERED is Jessie Ulmer’s collection of Hansel & Gretel reimaginings. These prose and poetry pieces explore the different ways in which people experience, remember, and process trauma, and the different ways fairy tales themselves are retold and recycled. Starting with two erasures of Maria Tatar’s early translation of Hansel & Gretel, Ulmer illustrates how Hansel and Gretel interact with the witch, the woods, and each other. This book is a little sad, a little funny, a little queer, a little gross, and (hopefully) a little magical.
By Jessie Ulmer. Paperback. 71 pages. Published by Sword & Kettle Press, 2021.