by Maggie Woodward
Found Footage is visceral little book of freckled skin, fox-bellies, and sparrow blood. There are erasures scribbled out in pen and secrets released into the night—girl stories, horror stories, love stories, a little bit of each one ominous.: “this is how the story goes: there was a girl & / there was a river.” They feel like confessions pulled from a diary stained around the edges in blood and darker things, each one “fanged (but lovely).” (Porkbelly Press, 2018)
numbered editions of 50
ABOUT THE POET
maggie woodward is an mfa candidate in poetry at the university of mississippi, where she is senior editor of the yalobusha review & curates the trobar ric reading series. she is also a programmer for the oxford film festival. her work has appeared or is forthcoming from The Atlas Review, Devil’s Lake, Witch Craft Magazine, Cloud Rodeo, & New South Journal, among others.
ABOUT THE COVER
Found Footage measures approximately 6 x 5 1/4 inches. It’s letterpress printed on 80#, stock using vintage type (wood & metal) from the collection at Tiger Lily Press, a non-profit arts organization in Cincinnati, Ohio. They’re printed on a Vandercook Proof Press, inked by hand. Each book is bound by hand and numbered, released in editions of 50. Edition colors vary (First edition is black, second edition is orange.) Printmaker: Nicci Mechler, IG: @wickedlittleheart.
All erasure poems are sourced from SHEET FILTH!, a British zine published between 1987 and 1990 which offered a mix of sleazy, shocking film and book reviews, music coverage, weird cartoons, and interviews with legends of cult cinema and adult entertainment.
- “I like my women unhinged,” REVIEW: Maggie Woodward’s FOUND FOOTAGE — Kina Viola via Anomaly.
- “Girl Work: A Review of Maggie Woodward’s Found Footage” — Anna Sandy Elrod via real pants.