Month: November 2016

Lost & Found: Relics of a World War II Bride

Sometimes the retrieval of a lost personal effect can transport the memory across seas, decades, even wars. Such was the kind of effect my grandmother, Valerie Skaanning, unexpectedly received at her Connecticut residence, sometime around 1990.1 The package in the mail was from her hometown of Plymouth, England, and it had been sent by her older brother, Roy Furnace. Inside she found a well-worn book of world geography and a […]

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Author Interview: Holly Iglesias on “Angelus Novus” and “The Battle Between Carnival and Lent”

 A Q&A by Carolyn Bernier   PY: Did you see the works of art The Battle Between Carnival and Lent and Angelus Novus in person before you wrote your poems? If not, how did you come across and familiarize yourself with images of the paintings? No, I did not see either of them face to face, but I spent a lot of time looking at each in beautifully produced books that did justice to […]

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