Category: Author Notes

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Author Notes: Kevin Hardcastle

by Kevin Hardcastle

Read (and listen to!) Kevin Hardcastle’s fantastic story “Bandits” in Issue XXI: Spring 2013 of The Puritan here.

The Puritan: Hi Kevin Hardcastle! Does your story have an interesting origin story/compositional history you’d like to share? This could include interesting factoids or bits of research that informed the work.

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Author Notes: Sandra Lloyd

by Sandra Lloyd

Sandra Lloyd, recent Puritan author, discusses her poem “Inclined to Moon” from Issue XX: Winter 2013. Click on the link to read (and listen to!) the poem.

“Inclined to Moon” is a literal and incidental take on the shocking effect of seeing the moon,

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Author Notes: Rich Ives

by Rich Ives

Recent Puritan contributor Rich Ives discusses his poem “A Large Seed from the Old Forest” from Issue XX: Winter 2013.

As the epigraph to the poem suggests, I was reading poetry translations from the Late T’ang period, and it linked nicely with thoughts and visual memories I was having of a Chinese movie about a wooden husband and several mythical/fairytale elements in the short animation films of the Quay Brothers,

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Author Notes: Jessica Comola

by Jessica Comola

Recent Puritan author Jessica Comola discusses her “Hologram” poems from Issue XX.

Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues; give the glory to the Lord, and the Lamb. / Nations, and languages, and every Creature, in which is the breath of Life” (Fragment A, 1-2).

Christopher SmartThese are the lines with which Christopher Smart begins his Jubilate Agno.