Cathy Barber, WTR poet of the week, recommends work by Molly Spencer, whose recent poetry focuses on the narrative of a gold rush bride.
Barber writes: Molly Spencer's poetry is complex and honest, and her blog is funny and informative. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area, and her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cave Wall, Linebreak, and Heron Tree. Work from her chapbook of persona poems The Mail Order Bride Learns to Tie Knots is currently circulating. She blogs about poetry, the writing life, and parenthood at The Stanza and is a teacher-in-training for California Poets in the Schools.