Month: December 2012

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing is a blog-tag of writers talking about the books they wrote or are writing.  The fabulous Emma Bolden, who introduced me to this blog-tag, just came out with a striking poetry collection titled Maleficat about women and magic. I had the privilege of reading some of those poems as excerpts and…

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Sumerian Music – the real deal

While doing research for my retelling of Gilgamesh I was trying to discover what types of musical instruments the Sumerian people played, and how sophisticated their pipes, flutes, drums and sitars might be.  As it turns out, very. Not only did the Sumerian play a significant number of wind, percussion, and string instruments, they also…

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