Welcome to the Winter Solstice 2016 issue of Eternal Haunted Summer! In honor of the season, here is “Pythagoreans Celebrate the Sunrise” by Fyodor Bronnikov.
In Poetry, Hayley Arrington makes her EHS debut with “Antlered Mother” and the regal “Brigantia,” while Evelyn deShane looks to Greek lore for their “Artemis and Orion.” Jennifer Lawrence draws on three different world mythologies for her poems — “The Cailleach’s Season” (Gaelic), “Kingly” (Celtic), and “Väinämöinen Sings” (Finnish) — while Kim Malinowski makes her debut with the haunting “Chor-Hani.” Steven Klepetar returns to EHS with “Horses of the Sun,” while Cynthia Anderson offers the seasonally-appropriate “Krampus.” Lynette Mejia turns to Hellenic mythology for her triptych “Leda / Medusa / Persephone,” while Heddy Johannessen explains the “Lessons From the Goddess.” Angelica Fuse makes her debut with “Lunatic Moon,” while Sally Nemesis draws on British tradition for “Misrule at Yule.” Greek mythology also inspires both Neile Graham and Sandi Leibowitz in “Persephone Crosses the Styx” and “Psyche’s Lamp,” respectively. Brendan McBreen writes of the “Sacrifice” demanded by the Muses in his debut work, while John W. Sexton sings of the beautiful “Sappho and the Woman of Starlight.” Nick Carter and Adele Gardner both return to EHS with “Spanning Years” and “Spell For a Friend,” respectively, while Ashley Dioses turns to Roman mythology and celestial lore for “Venus.” Finally, Liz Tetu makes his debut with “Whitchman,” as does Robert Beveridge with “Wild Huntress.”
In Fiction, Gary D. Aker returns to EHS with the eco-mythological “New Servant of the Hive.” Allister Nelson debuts with the Greek-inspired “Prometheion,” which explores what happened after Prometheus left Olympus with that stalk of flame. Gerri Leen also looks to Hellenic lore for her modern take on an old tale in “Sepulchre for the Stolen” (note: adult content).
In Interviews, we sit down for a Fast Five with Deborah Davitt, author of the magical alternate history series, The Edda-Earth Saga.
Finally, Reviews! Evelyn deShane delves into Arc of the Goddess by Rachel Patterson and Tracey Roberts, and Fairycraft: Following the Path of Fairy Witchcraft by Morgan Daimler. Erin Lale looks at the The Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology, and Magic by Claude Lecouteux; Icelandic Magic: Practical Secrets of the Northern Grimoires by Stephen E. Flowers; and When God Isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide by Jay Weller. The Goddess in America: The Divine Feminine in Cultural Context, edited by Trevor Greenfield, is reviewed by Caroline Moran, while Shannon Connor Winward examines the poetry collection, Listening For Their Voices by Jennifer Lawrence. And Juli D. Revezzo digs into Witch’s Moonstone Locket by Marsha A. Moore.
As always, enjoy!