If you’re going to Hell, bring a good guide. ...more
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Sumita Chakraborty discusses her debut collection, ARROW.
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After all, isn’t this often the truth of loss? What once was home becomes a graveyard. ...more
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Happy Mother’s Day. And a big hug to Dawn Cave, the mother who gave us the King of The Bad Seeds. Thank you, Dawn, and thank you, Calliope. Calli-a-who? Calliope was the mother of the greatest musician of all time, Orpheus. So it’s quite proper that Nick would turn some Greek mythology on its head […]