|Synaeresis issue one now available! |
Read "Coppelius" here.
I am pleased to announce that my poem "Coppelius" is a part of a new online poetry and arts journal, Synaeresis. I am so happy to be in the company of talented artists and writers and am thankful to see my poem in print.
The first issue is available now! You can find it on Scribd, Archive.Org (which lets you send to Kindle or Nook), and Issuu.
There is also a call for submissions for their second issue is you wish to submit your poetry or art for publication.
From the journal: "Synaeresis is an online journal showcasing literary and artistic talent from London Ontario, Canada, United States, and from around the world. Though poetry is predominant, there is also flash fiction, photography, and original artwork. Published by Harmonia Press of London, Ontario." It is edited by Andreas Gripp.
"Coppelius" is inspired by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Sandman," which is a short story you can read here. "The Sandman" dates from 1816 and is arguably one of the earliest works of macabre fantasy to feature elements of modern science fiction (automata), along with works such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
|The contributors to issue one of Synaeresis.|
My poem is the personal narrative of Dr. Coppelius, and while he mentions the automaton Olimpia, the real genius of the invention is, of course, the "eyes." And as I write in my poem, "eyes are not a window, but a mirror."
Please enjoy, and thank you so much for your support!
Freud, Sigmund. "The Uncanny." The “Uncanny” (1919): 1-21. MIT.edu. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Web.