"Horror movies also became a central vehicle for exploring beauty and the grotesque, particularly through the personas of horror movie heroines such as Heather Donahue, Carrie White, Laurie Strode, and Rosemary Woodhouse. I chose these films (many from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s) for the prettiness of the horror, the style and glamour of the women in danger. The horror movie heroine, in peril and in polyester, became an emblem for me, for the body I am trying to communicate, as both vulnerable and resilient."
- Emily Corwin
Emily Corwin is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University-Bloomington and the former Poetry Editor for Indiana Review. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Gigantic Sequins, New South, Yemassee, THRUSH, and elsewhere. She has two chapbooks, My Tall Handsome (Brain Mill Press) and darkling (Platypus Press), which were published in 2016. Her first full-length collection, tenderling was just released from Stalking Horse Press (2018). You can follow her online at @exitlessblue.
Emily reads "Outburst as Laurie Strode" and "sensorium."