FINDING BABA YAGA by . Subsequent posts will be unlisted and CWed as necessary.

FINDING BABA YAGA is one of the shorter books Catherine and I picked up at the 2018 World Fantasy Convention.

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To be honest, I never thought I knew this particular story. I only
know bits and pieces of it. I first heard of Baba Yaga in Modest
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an
Exhibition by way of the 1970
adaptation by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.

Apparently Yolen drew inspiration from a collection of advice columns called "Ask Baba Yaga" by Taisia Kitaiskaia.

FINDING BABA YAGA is billed as a short novel in verse. Reading the
table of contents suggests that it is also a cycle of poems, each
capable of standing on its own.

The first poem, "You Think You Know This Story," sets the tone.

I'm not used to reading poetry, and I'm not sure what to say about what I've been reading.

I might continue this tomorrow. In the meantime, here's what I've written this far on a single page.

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