Mr Pond in Print

My conversation with Masha and Jenna on whether or not we should believe in fairy tales
is on a hiatus this week. So I’m giving you a folktale to read, instead.

I’m very proud to say that latest issue of the marvellous and often disturbing Jabberwocky includes one of my poems: “Fox’s Testament.” It engages with a very old English tale, and
I’m happy to add this little adornment to the lore.

(You might also like to read Katherine Langrish’s discussion of this tale type here.)

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One thought on “Mr Pond in Print

  1. Thank you for introducing me to a new tale. This is a VERY interesting as a poem. The Eden-imagery, and Mr. Fox’s suggestion that the heroine wears a crown of apathetic asphodel . . . is her new-found knowledge a good thing or a bad one? It will have me thinking for a while yet.

    Also, you have effortlessly earned yourself much acclaim (in my book) from the GKC quotes.

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