Paul Cunningham interviews Sara Woods about SARA OR THE EXISTENCE OF FIRE

by Jen Tynes

SARA frontBeing disgusted by your body (admittedly, in some pretty specific ways) is pretty much criteria number one for being trans, and I think I was channeling this in some more general ways throughout the book. In the seeds poem, Sara gives birth to the wrong thing in the wrong way but makes the best out of it. Her dog has a harder time of it. This is absolutely what bodies do.