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The poems in Karen Craigo's Escaped Housewife Tries Hard To Blend In are adrift in a world where feminine conventions rebel with a prophetic rigor. The protagonist of the poems takes the readers on a journey away from the spectacle of domesticity to one that enacts and reconfigures the strange yet familiar spaces at the margins of the commonplace, where the rules of language and real word fall apart to inhabit the freedom of wishes and fantasies that interrogate with a stunning clarity.

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