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.

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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.

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 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.

About Timeless Tales Magazine
Timeless Tales is a digital magazine exclusively publishing retellings of fairy tales and classic myths since 2013. Please be sure follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

My other stories published by Timeless Tales

My other stories published by Timeless Tales

Goofing around in Queens Botanical Gardens

Goofing around in Queens Botanical Gardens

Umbrella Factory Magazine - Editors and Contributors issue #21

I’m incredibly honored to have been selected by the Editor in Chief of Umbrella Factory Magazine to be part of their Editors and Contributors issue #21. I was one of six contributors from issues 1-20 to be a part of this issue!

Five of my poems - I should have done something, Fern, Pipe Dream, Daughter Decay & rummy - were published in this issue on September 15, 2015.

You can read the issue at following link
ttp://issuu.com/blog-site/docs/issue_21?e=0/30086363

A little about Umbrella Factory Magazine:
“We are a small press determined to connect well-developed readers to intelligent writers and poets through virtual means, printed journals, and books. We believe in making an honest living providing the best writers and poets a forum for their work.”

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My poem, view from the immortal turnpike, was published in Uppagus, Issue 12

I’m so happy to announce that my poem, view from the immortal turnpike, was published in Uppagus, Issue 12 this month.

You can read my poem here - https://uppagus.com/poems/deangelis-turnpike/

The issue “as a whole is an ode to nostalgia” (per the editors). Who says that nostalgia is a useless emotion?

For how can it be useless when it is so powerful an undertow?

Please be sure to read the entire issue and follow these lovely folks on twitter and like them on Facebook