Come giddy yourself atop these sheer drops… Come frolic with bared teeth.
Praise for BOYSGIRLS"This collection will have you mesmerized from the moment you open the cover to the last words.”
–Midwest Book Review
"Farris has emerged as a truly innovative writer.”
"BOYSGIRLS is a dizzying series of colorful gem-like stories.
-Hayden's Ferry Reveiw
"A storm of unexpected pleasures to be dreamed while awake.”
"Katie Farris is an original, adding an enchanting new voice to literature.”
"BOYSGIRLS, a collection of modern myths asks questions about the minutiae of enchantment; the small grows large, the strong, lame and the defenestrated literally takes wing. She has constructed a chimerical work, a book of secrets almost told.
–-Rob Lipton, Poetry Flash
"BOYSGIRLS is an extraordinary book. Without exaggeration, reading it, I felt as if the top of my head was taken off, to use Emily Dickinson's words. I love the experience and intensity of this language on the page, the dark magic fairy-tale world of it. I love how Farris can forge an eloquent lyricism out of a language that is stronger than cast iron. It is incredible. –Malena Morling, Guggenheim Fellow in Literature
Newest Reviews"Farris...has crafted her unheard stories so intricately, with so much care, that we feel... as if they'd been given to us from another generation."
- Joanna Scott
"A haunting and new revelation.”
"Something of a little tour de force.”
"Katie Farris is one of the artists who have bent the notion of what it means to be a writer in the 21st century.”
–Ping Pong: Literary Journal of Henry Miller Library
"Wickedly inventive book, BOYSGIRLS is myth funneling into parables of self-recognition where the language is inventively spare, but tuned enough to lavish out its "Ah's". And mine. Felicitactiones!
–Forrest Gander, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
"BOYSGIRLS is a very small book with a gigantic scope. At some points it reads like the book of Genesis; at others like a dream-turned-nightmare. From the opening lines the author grabs you by the throat"
--Mary Popham, Loisville Courier-Journal
About Katie FarrisKatie Farris is the author of BOYSGIRLS, (Marick Press, 2011). Her work appeared or is forthcoming in various journals, including Virginia Quarterly Review, Verse, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Green Mountains Review, St. Petersburg Review and many others. She is the co-translator of several collections of poetry, including Polina Barskova’s This Lamentable City (Tupelo Press, 2010) and Guy Jean's If I Were Born in Prague (Argos Books, 2011) as well as the forthcoming Selected Poems of Guy Jean (Marick Press).
Katie Farris has won literary awards for her translations and as well as her teaching. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Brown University, where she has taught Creative Writing. Currently she is the Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at San Diego State University as well as the core Faculty member at New England College's low-residency MFA program.