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farzana-versey's picture
May.31.2010
  If you did not look at the fruit, you would think it was all about love. Now David Bellingham, a programme director at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, says the fruit was overlooked and so was the subversive message in Botticelli’s painting:     “This fruit is being offered to the viewer, so it is...
jason-quinn-malott's picture
Apr.30.2010
As I’m working on this new book, trying to stitch together the Jason & the Argonauts myth and my grandfather’s life, I find myself bumping up against a lot of things that I’ve made gestures at before; namely the use of mythology to make sense of experience, and the creation of new myths as a...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.17.2010
January 17    Hades      There is a strangeness to the dark.  A velvety comfort when my paranoia is not alive with ice crystals and contempt.  Cocoons of light create hives of life in an otherwise isolating phenomena.  Pressing to my skin I can wear the night out as a jewel, a talisman for the hope...
chandra-jain's picture
Nov.11.2009
 I was trying to enter the book 'In search of Sita'  revisiting mythology edited by Malashri Lal and Namita Gokhale that has published my tale 'Sita's letter to her unborn daughter' under the Published book section. But discovered that Penguin India that is the publisher is not listed on the...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.08.2009
I did not choose Claude Levi-Strauss; he was thrust upon me. Structuralism was far from my mind when I was gifted a bunch of his books. A couple of academicians were arguing over the merits of burdening me, a work in progress, with the abstractions of totemism. The argument did not take place...
bob-mustin's picture
Sep.22.2009
I had promised early on in this blog to give poets equal time, and I haven’t done that. So I thought I’d rectify my omission by posting this week on James Dickey, one of late twentieth century’s most acclaimed poets. What follows is a rather long post, but I hope it saves my reputation with the...
sarah-mccrumb's picture
Sep.02.2009
I haven't always thought any of this stuff as cool. You may think what would a girl my age care about this for? Actually I do care about this subject very much. I've read so many folklore on fairies that I can school a professional. I actually got started likeing this tuff after I had a dream. But...
carole-mackin's picture
Jun.20.2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009.Soon the tilt and orbit of Earth will take us to the turning point of the solstice. Since antiquity, this is a time of deep sorrow in the Middle East and profound religious outpouring. If you pile on top of that, a disputed Iranian election and a struggle for Kurdish...
jennifer-van-bergen's picture
Apr.28.2009
Here is the blurb I have on CD Baby for the Black Hole CD. [Note this blurb only applies to the Black Hole CD songs (recorded in 1998), not to the Sand Songs CD (which were written 20 years before the Black Hole songs).] <<Puzzle Element Music is Jennifer on guitar & vocals. These songs...
wen-scott's picture
Apr.21.2009
Recently I read a blog from a site entitled Women in Greek Mythology, where the author laments the 'Dangers of De-Mystification'. She wonders that her 'use of them [the Greek Goddesses], my appropriation of them, wasn't "authentic"'. I commented that I had to disagree, that her current...