"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty


Monday Must Read! 

Mack and MilquetoastThis week meet M. Mack. M. Mack is a genderqueer poet, editor, and fiber artist in Virginia. Mack is also the author of Theater of Parts (Sundress Publications, 2016) and the chapbook Imaginary Kansas (dancing girl press, 2015). Ze holds an M.F.A. from George Mason University and is former managing editor of So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art. Hir work has appeared recently in Fencecream city reviewHot Metal Bridge, and The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Mack is a founding co-editor of Gazing Grain Press and an assistant editor for Cider Press Review.

Traveling is a collection of hybrid prose sequences that have some elements of dramatic forms. They investigate gender across multiple dimensions real and otherwise. Traveling is, in part, a reference to traveling dreams and astral travel. The chapbook was selected with four others in Hyacinth Girl‘s 2014 open reading period, which was run as Chapbook Thunderdome. Traveling was edited by Tess Wilson for HGP and designed by Sarah Reck. The cover art is by Tristin Miller (who has a facebook page here).

Order Traveling!


M. Mack’s website:


Links to published sequences from the chapbook and a video of one of the poems:




Here is an interview:


Some bits of Imaginary Kansas, a chapbook forthcoming later this summer from dancing girl press.




Happy reading!



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