My poem – Rape Kits – was published in Timeless Tales Magazine’s Pandora Box Issue 8/15/19

I am honored that my poem Rape Kits was published in the 3rd edition of Pandora’s Box in Timeless Tales Magazine.

This poem was inspired by the HBO documentary – I am evidence and the appalling reality of the rape kit backlog remaining untested in the hundreds of thousands. I was horrified by the idea of these boxes in a warehouse where birds were actually making nests of the evidence, of these women’s bodies and pain, evidence that could put the rapists behind bars. And who better to open the boxes than Pandora?

Pandora opening the box is frequently seen as cataclysmic but in this case, she’s a warrior, doing what is necessary for justice. All the emotions from the collective violations released giving the victims hope.

A word about the moths – in some versions of the myth, the “bad” things released are described as moths and I thought what if these moths were avenging goddesses and in my internet sleuthing came across Theodore D. Sargent’s invaluable Working Paper of Attributes – Goddesses – Moths. I have always thought that moths were underrated.

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Nancy Purnell – RETROSPECTIVE WORKS – at Matted 8-1-19

Celebrate Nancy Purnell’s life and work on Thursday, August 1 from 6-8:30 pm for a retrospective show Matted Art Gallery out in Long Island City – Queens.

Cocktails and  Hors D’oeuvres to be served. Going to be a blast!

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Matted is located at 46-36 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101

E to Court Square 23 St
G to Court Sq
7 to Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue

Nancy’s site

Below a taste of her art –

The celebration exhibition runs through Thursday, September 12, 2019.
Closing Party from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019


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