When we’re able to examine the historical contexts of myths we can see that the myth may not have been a product of wishful thinking, anthropomorphising, or a child’s question. Rather it may have emerged from a profound need to … Continue reading MYTH: A RESPONSE TO EXTRAORDINARY LOSS?
Letter from Brooklyn Poems by Jacob Scheier Publisher: ECW Press Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship—but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering. – Sylvia Plath I don’t normally like postmodern confessional free verse, but this tome caught my attention because of the sheer density of its “aha” moments. You know how that feels; it’s when you hear something new and you say to yourself, “I never thought of it that way, but now that you mention it, it really is true.” Another remarkable aspect of this work is the story arc behind … Continue reading The Unbearable Beauty of the Open, Hurting Heart