Old Iron – By Peter Barrett

  The routine was always the same. Winters, usually; summers occasionally. The search for a new car always occurred in the extremes of each season. Dad,...

When Earth and Sky Intermingle : Science and Poetry – By Michael G. Smith

Poetry has never revealed its full face to anyone. Its beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. It defies any attempt at a...

What is a Poem ? – By Michael Angel Martin

What Is a Poem? Not Sure. But Let Me Count the Ways       One of the best lessons I have learned as a writer of...

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: A Look Through the Lenses of Zen Buddhism and...

  In his poem Can Palat W.S. Merwin reminisces about an abandoned, hillside farmstead he encountered as a young man. On a terrace he finds an...

Reading Emily Wilson’s Trash-Talking Odyssey in the Time of Covid – By Rex...

  It’s late summer and I’m sitting on the couch, hurriedly flipping through the sports channels with an air of desperation, as if the pin...

On Dubbing – Jorge Luis Borges

Art’s possibilities for combination are not infinite, but they tend to be appalling. The Greeks begot the chimera, monster with the head of a...

George MacDonald and Fantasy – By Kenny Chumbley

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The Personality of Phantasy – By Kenny Chumbley

              My qualifications for writing about fantasy literature/fairy tales are slight. As a child, I wore out the Whitman...

The Formula for Fantasy – By Kenny Chumbley

  All fairy tales are fantasy, but not all fantasies are fairy tales. Fairy tales require fairy folk (elves, gnomes, etc.). The Three Little Pigs...

‘Landscape Painted with Tea’ as an Ecological Novel – By Jasmina Mihajlovic

"Suddenly I freeze. I sense, I clearly sense, somebody watching me. Somebody's eyes are fixed upon me. And then I realize that staring out...

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