“Self-Portrait as a Message From Rapunzel to the Princes Trying to Rescue Her” by Michalle Gould
Build me a city, or burn it,
I do not care.
If you don’t stop trying to save me,
I will cut my hair.
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Michalle Gould Artist Statement:
Michalle Gould’s first full-length collection of poetry, “Resurrection Party,” was published by
Silver Birch Press and a finalist for the Writers League of Texas Book Award in poetry. Her
work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, New England Review, The Texas Observer, The Toast, The
Nervous Breakdown, The Awl, and others. Her poem “How Not To Need Resurrection” was
recently adapted into a short film for the Motionpoems webseries (www.motionpoems.com) and
other work has been set to music by the founder of the Washington Women in Jazz festival. She
currently lives in Hollywood, where she works as an academic librarian. In her free time she is
learning to play the accordion, collaborating on an opera, and writing a novel set in the north of
England in the 1930s.