acceptance at an anthology
A reprint of my essay "Often During the Pandemic," originally published in LOVE IN THE TIME OF COVID, was accepted for an anthology called OUR PANDEMIC. (Interesting to go through the sort of rigorous copyedit that we do at CRAFT. I let some of my cherished parentheses go, but not one of my sentence fragments.) And we're allowed colored illustrations! So I settled on the medieval mural that inspired Bergman's scene in "The Seventh Seal"--a ceiling fresco, I think, by Albertus Pictor in the Täby Church outside of Stockholm, Sweden.
A long time ago I published an essay about Mary Magdalene's tibia in SOUTHERN HUMANITIES REVIEW (here's an excerpt) and a year or so ago I somehow corresponded with the writer Meghan Culhane Galbraith (whose book THE GUILD OF THE INFANT SAVIOUR I love) about Mary Magdalene, because she's really into her. She's visiting the famous Mary Magdalene grotto in the South of France right now, and told me on Facebook that she saw the tibia I wrote about! Here's one of her pictures, a statue, not the tibia, which is just a tiny fragment in a space-age-looking plexiglass capsule..
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