Ira Sukrungruang, English Department Professor, has published his essay, “The White Snake” in the Fairy Tale Review Vol. 17, The Gold Issue (2021) published by Wayne State University Press. You can read this in its entirety through JSTOR with your university library credentials.
This issue is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Anne Sexton’s Transformations. Sukrungruang’s piece gives homage to her poem “The White Snake” with what he calls “fiction, but completely and utterly nonfiction”.
Kate Bernheimer founded the Fairy Tale Review in 2005 an annual literary journal dedicated to publishing new fairy tales and to helping raise public awareness of fairy tales as a diverse, innovative art form. Work from Fairy Tale Review has been selected for inclusion in The O. Henry Prize Stories Anthology, Best New American Voices, Best American Fantasy, and listed as “Notable” in Best American Short Stories, among other honors. Fairy Tale Review is edited by MFA students enrolled in the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona in Tucson.