“You weave, and I”

“You weave, and I” by Colleen E. Kennedy was created from poems and manuals about weaving in the public domain. Please click here to read the poem.

About the poem and the process of composing it, Colleen writes:

Weaving begins with secured vertical warp-threads held in place upon the loom with the weft threads running over, behind, and through. For this poem, I interwove several (mostly female-authored) treatises about the craft of weaving with poems about weaving composed by men to create a new tapestry, thinking of the Classical figures associated with weaving—Athena, Arachne, Penelope, Philomela, the Fates—who use the loom to weave their stories, their narratives.