Mythprint website (The Mythopoeic Society.) It was previously published in the September issue of the magazine (48:9, #350.) It's the first review where the title poem is compared to other uses of the Psyche story.
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Even though many of the creatures and
characters have been gathered from various traditions, the stories
Youmans tells are primarily her own. I found many of these original
narratives quite powerful and compelling, with moments from them now
firmly impressed in my imagination: Hephaestus limping through the
market, the young girl riding on the dragon through the sky, the woman
gazing at the Northern Lights, and the bard toiling and singing alone on
the forgotten shore. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and I would
recommend it to anyone interested in both imaginative fiction
Seek Giacometti’s “The Palace at 4 a.m.” Go back two hours. See towers and curtain walls of matchsticks, marble, marbles, light, cloud at stasis. Walk in. The beggar queen is dreaming on her throne of words…You have arrived at the web home of Marly Youmans, maker of novels, poetry collections, and stories, as well as the occasional fantasy for younger readers.
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Friday, November 18, 2011
At the Mythopoeic Society
Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.
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A deservedly wonderful review, Marly.ReplyDelete
I have read Lewis, but never his poetry. I must search it out and give it time too.
A good review will always lead one to new things whilst whetting one's appetite for the new work under discussion (when deserved, and here that is deserved).
This was a very good review!
Glad you like it! Randy Hoyt seems a perfect reader for the Mythopoeic Society--has a lot of mythopoeic reading to draw on.ReplyDelete
Another good review! Your book is growing on people, Marly.ReplyDelete
Growing on... Would be nice if they would leaf out with books, wouldn't it?ReplyDelete