Two new Brontë-related poems of Rita Maria Martinez have been published on the Notre Dame Review online companion, NDreVIEW:
Marsh End Priestess and Jane Eyre Thinks of Tarzan's Jane.
But there is more, the author herself confirms that her
poetry collection, The Jane and Bertha in Me, will be published by Kelsay Books in 2016. These poems take Charlotte Brontë's Gothic heroine and revamp her with tattoos, fishnets, and modern feminism. Martinez also resurrects infamous “madwoman” Bertha Mason Rochester and examines the stigma associated with mental and neurological illness. Watch for individual poems forthcoming in Apalachee Review and in Gargoyle. Visit Martinez's website at http://comeonhome.org/wordpress_development/.