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Riad Saleh Hussein: The Bad Guy

And the woman said to me:
You hallucinate too much
The names of fish and seaweeds
You open the kingdom of your brain day and night for the lost caravans of gypsies

January 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Fay Bound Alberti: One is the loneliest number

The history of a Western problem ‘God, but life is loneliness,’ declared the writer Sylvia Plath in her private journals. Despite all the grins and smiles we exchange, she says, … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

Sylvia Plath: Morning Song

Love set you going like a fat gold watch. The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its place among the elements. Our voices echo, magnifying your arrival. … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: The Mirrors of Ingmar Bergman, narrated with the poetry of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was a fan of Ingmar Bergman’s work. She was inspired by the mood and imagery of the films, and she based her poem “Three Women” on Bergman’s film … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Adrian Blevins: Word Gluttons and Rhythm Sluts, Book Letches and Paragraph Drunks — The Magic of Metaphor

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.                  –Pablo Picasso With your permission I’d like to take a few minutes … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Sylvia Plath Reads “Ariel”

Sylvia Plath reads “Ariel”              

February 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Sylvia Plath reads “Daddy”

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sylvia Plath Reads “Lady Lazarus”

January 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

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