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On Hephaestus's Pandora: "Hesiod never her calls her the first woman—or even a woman, period."

“Indeed, what is regarded asthe first example of the ekphrasis of an artistic object in Western literature, the shield of Achilles in Homer’s Iliad, is a description of an object that did not and could not physically exist… 1,467 more words


More on Ekphrasis - Grant Wood and Jay Sigmund

A pale green ribbon of cement
 Rippled along the jutting hill
 And down its silken course there went
 The horse Death rode when out to kill

A rubber-footed silvered steed,
 Needing no impact from a lash;
 An eagles' grace; a greyhound's speed -
 Two glassy eyes to burn and flash. 339 more words

Sightlines at StAnza

This year’s StAnza Poetry Festival started for me before Aurélia Lassaque sang in Occitan at the  launch in the Byre, before I crossed the Forth on an auspiciously bright first morning of March. 888 more words


Secrets, whispered - No. 1

with wine-stained lips she whispered,
want me like time.

Late Night Thoughts

5 Tips for Your Inspiration Expedition

A few weeks ago, all the sins published my reflections on and exhortations to the wonders of gathering artistic inspiration in museums. (If you missed it, you can find it… 153 more words

A Place to Share My Poetry

I should be working on a Philosophy paper right now, but I think it’s time I start posting my writing.  What’s the point of writing if no one else reads it?   243 more words


shit goes wrong

I have mostly been writing my thesis nonstop for the last two weeks. A draft is due tomorrow. I should be working on it now (and will soon), but I’m stopping by here to share a link to two of my poems in this month’s… 196 more words

Creative Process