Christina Daub

Back to the Woods

Volume 14:4, Fall 2013
Prose Poem Issue

Back To the Woods

Goldilocks goes shopping with Little Red, but there’s nothing new in pinafores and hoodies just aren’t made the way they used to be. The bears grumble, shuffle with their jumbo case of instant, need a new plug-in to boil their bottled water. And the wolves flashing polished teeth, dizzy with the i-this and i-thats, exit the banks solo, facebook their shaggy pack. Even the witches, in town for chin reductions, having snipped their jagged hems, beg off another night of little black dresses and staying up to breakfast at Tiffany’s.


Christina Daub co-founded The Plum Review, the Plum Writer's Retreats and ran the Plum Reading Series for several years in DC. Recent poems appear in the anthologies Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and The Paradelle. She is a recipient of a Young American Poet's award and her work has been translated into Russian, Italian and German. She has taught Creative Writing and Poetry in the English Department at George Washington University and has taught in the Maryland and Virginia Poets-in-the-Schools programs as well as to adults for many years at The Writer's Center. To read more by this author: Winter 2000 issue Whitman issue