This week's question and answer (via poet and oracle Taisia Kitaiskaia* of The Hairpin):
All the responses are pretty great but here are my top picks:
- Hahah, Baba Yaga just said 'I hate your faces'. Rough translation. (adorable-eggplant)
- I wouldn't worry about all that "potatoes" mumbo-jumbo, LW, most women absolutely love it when you ask fictional witches to "make them less crazy" right in front of them! You two will for sure grow old together. (Judith Slutler)
- And yeah, Baba nailed this one. Dude, you need to go elsewhere. (PistolPackinMama)
What do you think of Baba Yaga's advice?
Want to ask Baba Yaga a question of your own?
There's now an email address where you can send your questions
directly to Baba Yaga herself.
AskBabaYaga AT gmail DOT com
To encourage Baba Yaga to continue imparting her no-bones-about-it wisdom (ok, there may be some gristle in there... bones too), I suggest we not to leave her box empty...
Thank you Baba Yaga (& Taisia).
* Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. Born in Russia and raised in America, she's had her poems and translations published in Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, and others.