Symbolism in the phial and the lembas.
My heart is in my pocket, it is Poems by Reverdy So writes Frank O'Hara in, “A Step Away From Them.” Pierre Reverdy was widely admired by New York poets in the mid 20th century, including O'Hara, Kenneth Rexroth, and John Ashbery. They loved his work. They translated it. Did they truly … [Read More...]
Charles Halton asks why no one has heard of Enheduanna, the world's first known poet. (Maybe it's because academics insist on politicizing her.) "Enheduanna was born more than 4,200 years ago and became the high priestess of a temple in what we now call southern Iraq. She wrote poems, edited … [Read More...]
We, the editors of Dappled Things, have been overwhelmed by both the quality and quantity of the stories submitted for this year’s J.F. Powers Prize for short fiction. We received nearly 500 submissions—so many that we had to recruit additional judges to help us read them all! We want to extend our … [Read More...]
A few weeks ago, a Dappled Things subscriber sent me the following message: I just received Dappled Things Volume 13, Issue 3 in the post. This is to say that this issue is one of my personal favorites. There seems to be something particularly inspired about its contents. Reading it has been a … [Read More...]
Ancient manuscript fragments concerning Merlin the wizard have been found in Bristol University's library. "These fragments of the story of Merlin are a wonderfully exciting find, which may have implications for the study not just of this text but also of other related and later texts that have … [Read More...]