The sacred and the sexual

Wendy Besel Hahn reflects on the complex history of the pregnant form @ Front Porch I reclined on the obstetrician’s examination table and stared at my exposed stomach. My white skin was taut, but soft. Weeks earlier I had announced my pregnancy to my colleagues and my students, seventeen-year-olds in my junior-level English classes. Since… Read more »

A lovely Medusa

Elizabeth Pandolfi on the pleasures and dangers of a town made of tea @ Anderbo. Munnar. A town in Kerala, the only Communist state in India. Indians call Kerala “God’s Own Country”; if this is true, then Munnar is a new kind of Eden. You will find it high in Kerala’s mountains, an unending, undulating… Read more »