Scriptorium et Coquina

Rose and Cardamom Tea

It’s been a really packed Monday. I’ve been chasing various deadlines, writing an ecofeminist chapter for the Interrogating Folklore and Fairytale in the Anthropocene book that I am co-editing, revising my geocritical article plus listening to/watching a couple of really relevant webinars/forums on indigenous activism/heritage, and another one on Abolitionist Feminist Futures with the great … Continue reading Rose and Cardamom Tea

The Ugliest Princess, The Littlest Mermaid, Janet, and the Reader’s Response

The Ugliest Princess by the Pre-Raphaelite Artist Eleanor Fortescue-Bricksdale (c) Nin Harris 2006– I have had a difficult relationship with Tam Lin since I was 15. I loved it all the more because I could not find the full poems, instead piecing together scraps of verse from chapter headings of Diana Wynne-Jones’s Fire and Hemlock, … Continue reading The Ugliest Princess, The Littlest Mermaid, Janet, and the Reader’s Response

The Unicorn Poem

Digital Painting by (c) Nin Harris 2010– I used to fear unicorns would run away from me,because I had lost the innocence of sunrise-tinted meadows,the first blush of dawn reflected on billowing white gowns. Now I roam the marshes, sometimes in watermaiden green,others in tunics of the deepest, most tragic purple. Some days I dance … Continue reading The Unicorn Poem