An interview with artist Adam Oehlers

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Mar 122012
 
An interview with artist Adam Oehlers

Francesca Forrest talks with artist Adam Oehlers about his work in Cinderella Jump Rope Rhymes and more. Francesca: You’ve done a fabulous job capturing the spirit of our macabre jump rope rhymes. Can you say a little bit about your mindset as you were creating each painting? Did you see each rhyme as part of

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Catherine Rémy: Where myth and landscape meet

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Dec 152011
 
Catherine Rémy: Where myth and landscape meet

Catherine Rémy: Where myth and landscape meet by Erzebet YellowBoy & Catherine Rémy The cover art for the 14th issue of Scheherezade’s Bequest was provided by Catherine Rémy, a visual artist who draws inspiration from landscape and myth. Her work has been exhibited at the Chatham Arts Centre, Covent Garden’s Jubillee Centre, the Medway Arts

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An Interview with Kirsty Greenwood

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Dec 152011
 
An Interview with Kirsty Greenwood

Kirsty Greenwood, the artist whose “Fighting Faeries” was featured on the cover of Scheherezade’s Bequest 13, has a talent for expressing the unworldly and transient nature of her subject. Describing herself as “a quixotic painter, illustrator, sculptor and seamstress”, she engages with paint and pencil, with wood and fabric, and with her own dreaming self

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Discovering the Anti-tale

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May 092011
 
Discovering the Anti-tale

This past March, I had the pleasure of attending the Myths and Fairy Tales in Film and Literature post-1900 conference at the University of York. As well as being a sort of CdF reunion, with Helen Pilinovksy and I seeing each other in person for the first time in several years, I had the opportunity

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Glass, Blood, and Ash by Catherynne M. Valente

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Apr 302010
 
Glass, Blood, and Ash by Catherynne M. Valente

Here we come at last to the end of April, the month we all began as fools. Do we now end as hermits, the secluded wise? We may or may not; however, in our concluding installment in honor of National Poetry Month in the United States, we do have a modern urban anchorite to see

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Orpheus by Amal El-Mohtar

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Apr 292010
 
Orpheus by Amal El-Mohtar

Two more days in April: two more poets to celebrate what is the close of National Poetry Month in the United States. Today, we welcome Amal El-Mohtar, no stranger to the digital pages of Cabinet des Fées – she has been published in Scheherezade’s Bequest, she writes book reviews for the site, and has been

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Baba Yaga Said by Seanan McGuire

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Apr 282010
 
Baba Yaga Said by Seanan McGuire

In these last few days of April – which is National Poetry Month in the United States – I would like to share with you some fine poetry by some enchanting poets. To begin with, we have a poem by Campbell award-nominated Seanan McGuire featuring the fearsomely strange figure of Baba Yaga. But first, allow

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The Wild Hunt: A Mythic Webseries

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Apr 222010
 
The Wild Hunt: A Mythic Webseries

Next month, InByTheEye Films will debut a new webseries inspired by the Wild Hunt of folklore and the Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo. Infused with a Victorian aesthetic, the series follows the trials of a troubled young wife (Marie) and a sarcastic butler (Sullivan) who find themselves the prey of the Hunt. In order

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Deliriously Mythic: an interview with Mike Allen

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Apr 232009
 
Deliriously Mythic: an interview with Mike Allen

Mike Allen is a man of many projects. Here at Cabinet des Fées, we are most interested in Mythic Delirium, a journal of speculative poetry that Mike edits and publishes twice per year. No matter the genre of its collected poems, this publication (true to its name) has a decidedly mythic flavor. But this is

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The Dreaming Place

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Apr 232009
 
The Dreaming Place

A chat with Jeanette Cullum of The Dreaming Place. CdF: When did you first realize your passion for the arts and how has it developed? Jeanette: I have been involved in one way or another since childhood, I suppose, with theatre, music and visual arts always somewhere in my life. I had piano lessons since

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Eating the Goblin Fruit

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Apr 232009
 
Eating the Goblin Fruit

Visiting Goblin Fruit, a quarterly webzine of fantastic poetry, is like stepping into that glen where the goblins cry out “come buy, come buy”. Each issue is splendidly illustrated by the talented Oliver Hunter and beautifully edited by Amal El-Mohtar and Jessica P. Wick. From the very first page, we are lured by the delightful

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