My Past Life as a Puritan
by Elizabeth Knapp

According to Wikipedia, I was possessed by the devil from late 1671 to early 1672, a 16-year-old servant in the house of a certain Samuel Willard, a prominent preacher in the town of Groton, Massachusetts, who recorded my possession using a methodical scientific approach highly unusual for the time. Willard, who became my “Gate Keeper,” … Continue reading My Past Life as a Puritan
by Elizabeth Knapp

My Past Life as the Wife of Herman Melville
by Elizabeth Knapp

One hundred and fifty years after my stint as a witch, I was reborn the future wife of one of America’s most revered and enigmatic authors. Forget what you’ve read about standing by my man or claims that I was too frightened to leave. People will believe anything biographers want them to believe. Sure, he … Continue reading My Past Life as the Wife of Herman Melville
by Elizabeth Knapp

Elizabeth Knapp

Elizabeth Knapp is the author of The Spite House (C&R Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 De Novo Poetry Prize. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Green Mountains Review, The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Quarterly West, among others. She is currently Associate Professor of English … Continue reading Elizabeth Knapp