Friday, May 19, 2017

“The Phantoms for Which Clothes Are Designed" by Chase Twichell

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May 19, 2017

The Phantoms for Which Clothes Are Designed

Chase Twichell

About This Poem


"I do a lot of sewing (clothes). Construction is easy compared to fitting, which is basically math coupled with anticipating how a fabric will behave in 3-D. I've probably made a hundred dresses that are perfect on the hanger but don't fit well enough to wear into the world."
—Chase Twichell


Chase Twichell is the author of Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and  Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2010). She teaches in Warren Wilson's MFA Program for Writers and lives in upstate New York.


Photo credit: Michael Klein


Poetry by Twichell


"The Sadness of Clothes" by Emily Fragos


"Loss" by Carl Adamshick


"Toad" by Diane Seuss




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