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HOME: An Interview with Lauren Milici
KRISTIN GARTH: I’m very excited about the prospect of your forthcoming chapbook Final Girl, and I know I’m not the only one. Can you tell us some about its inspiration, organization, the story of its inception?
LAUREN MILICI: Thank you! When I moved to West Virginia for grad school, I was assaulted. This -inevitably brought up a lot of other trauma I was choosing to ignore. Once I started writing about my trauma, I couldn't stop. EMDR therapy helped me write these poems/revisit these scenes with a clearer mind.
The Final Girl is my favorite trope in the slasher-horror subgenre. She's the girl who makes it out alive in the end - the sole survivor. I have always looked for myself in horror movies, and have always found so much comfort in watching these incredible women survive.
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