The West is Coming

a cool poem by Holly Karapetkova

End of Myth

Hotels are sprouting, white as scars
against the green sides of the mountains,
their signs pointing the way with little arrows—
Hotel Orpheus, Dionysus Inn—
a last reminder of what was here before.

Read the the rest at Verse Daily

From her book, Words We Might One Day Say

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Sylvia Plath’s Ouija Poet

Apparently Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes sought help from the spirit world from time to time, a trait they shared with Aleister Crowley and William Yeats. Imagine the uproar at the Academy of American Poets if back in the day Plat and Hughes had pulled a Christine O’Donnell and said “I dabbled in witchcraft.”

According to a post I picked up from Harriet, the two would consult a spirit called Pan to make prediction and typical spirit stuff. Occasionally Pan would surface in their poems. Does this have copyright and authorship authenticity implications? Read the whole article here.

Maybe I should get out my Ouija board to help with writer’s block.