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The Hammer of Witches

The Hammer of Witches is a poetry collection by Kelly Rose Pflug-Back.

Kelly Rose Pflug-Back

Spanning centuries, The Hammer of Witches reaches from present-day urban dystopias and the unlikely enchantments that they harbour, to medieval Norway, where the first Christian king waged war on the country's gender-nonconforming wizards. Macabre imagery, speculative themes, and everyday mysticism blur the distinction between the real and the unreal, challenging modern concepts of beauty, power, and fear.

In her first full-length collection, Kelly Rose Pflug-Back weaves together the magical and the monstrous, the sacred and the profane, to make sense of a world where primeval forests are clear-cut to build parking lots, and where it often seems that the gods have all gone to live behind the veil. (From Caitlin Press)

Kelly Rose Pflug-Back is a fiction writer and poet from Toronto. The Hammer of Witches is her first book.

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