Laundry is a stunning poetry chapbook, filled with memorable characters and tons of artful turns of phrases. The narrative language never stops short or becomes laborious to read. Mangel has chosen a difficult subject matter to explore––prison life, and in particular, she deftly delves into the nature of hate crime within the prison system she imagines. She does so with aplomb, never resorting to cliché.
C.P. Mangel was a corporate counsel for over twenty years. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing through the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Laundry.