Month: July 2015

Skull Talk: Not Lost or Forgotten

– Moths white as ghosts among these hundred cling/ Small in the porchlight . .    I am one of yours —John Berryman, “Sonnet 14”   On April 10, 2015, I entered Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, Minnesota in search of the grave site of poet John Berryman. This stop was the last on my journey. I was attending the annual AWP conference in Minneapolis, and the three days prior I had […]

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Interview with “The Silent Monkeys” Author, Laura Del Col Brown

– PY: What inspired you to write the short story “The Silent Monkeys”? LDCB: About 15 years ago, I bought a little monkey statue in a North London charity shop. I didn’t realize at first that it was the “speak no evil” monkey, partly because the other two monkeys weren’t with it and partly because it had its hands clasped in front of its mouth, as if in prayer, rather […]

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Rediscovered Stories: Three Monkeys

by Catherine D’Andrea – Variations on the three monkeys, known to us as “Hear No Evil,” “See No Evil,” and “Speak No Evil,” have been found throughout the world for centuries. They appear on dinnerware and other household items, on fabrics and furnishings, and in architecture, as well as in sculptures of fine art and mere keepsakes. Popular for their simple appeal and relatable message, they are collected by people […]

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Skull Talk: Charles W. Morgan

– It’s rare that history… well… makes history. Yet that happened last summer when an esteemed piece of history, the Charles W. Morgan, the world’s last wooden whaleship sailed for the first time in more than ninety years. The oldest commercial vessel still afloat, the Morgan was built and launched in 1841 from the yard of Jethro and Zachariah Hillman in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Once part of an American whaling […]

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