Guest Poets

Sappho, detail from fresco, Naples National Archeological Museum How do poets respond to historical newspaper reports of witchcraft? In April 2019, I invited 7 poets I’d met on Poetry School Online courses to respond to historical newspaper accounts of witchcraft. The poets were an international group - based in England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Canada and … Continue reading Guest Poets

Witch, falling

Falling Woman, Ernst Barlach, 1912 What do witches do? What are the verbs of witchcraft? From the project’s beginnings, I’ve found the actual witch of our sources elusive. I’m not sure s/he has an identity. I don’t think s/he can be hunted down in a single location. The historical cases we’re reading contain suspicions of … Continue reading Witch, falling