This Is Scripture

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I have dabbled in New Age spirituality, Buddhism, and Christianity in my life, but my true religion is poetry. I converted to it when I was seventeen, at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where I was given a book called Contemporary American Poetry, the fifth edition. It is a book that contains multitudes—to me, it is a grimoire, a codex, a … Read More

Monday Muse: Ben Percy

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In a recent essay for LitHub, Benjamin Percy shared his childhood love of genre books, subsequent shame in the face of the academic world, and his eventual reconciliation of the two into something uniquely personal. Substitute fantasy for horror, and every word of this essay might as well be my own. In sixth grade, I read anything whose cover art … Read More

Monday Muse: Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks

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Every now and then, you read a fantasy novel that’s so wise, so smart, so affecting and downright addictive that you find yourself whiling away the hours until you get to read it again–but when you near the end, you tend to slow down, not wanting it to end. Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks is such a novel. Thankfully, … Read More