Rachel Swirsky is a fiction MFA student at the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her poetry has appeared in markets including Ideomancer, Abyss & Apex, Mothering Magazine, and Lone Star Stories, and was recently nominated for a Rhysling. You can learn more about her work at http://www.rachelswirsky.com.

“The Passionate Oven” is one in a series of poems that Rachel is writing about domestic magic. The first poem in this series, “Inside Her Heart,” can be found at Ideomancer.


The Passionate Oven” (April 2008)