Old Ritual, Ancient Travel, & Fire Houses (3 New Poems)

Many thanks to the editors of The High Window, who just published three new poems of mine. They are part of a larger sequence on the mythology, history, and archaeology of old Europe. You can read them here.

For those interested in further info behind the poems, these are good starting places:

  • Fire Houses: Incidents of intentional house burning (as well as cults of the head) are found all throughout Celtic myth, for instance in the closing scenes of The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel; not surprisingly, there is archaeological evidence for such destruction as well, and the most readily available summary I can find online is here:

https://archive.org/stream/arthistory_201403/0205744206_Art%201?ui=embed#page/n59/mode/2up

 

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