Journal of Mythic Arts — Farewell Issue 2008 Issue — Endicott Studio

Editors: Terri Windling
and Midori Snyder
Assistant editor: Jamie Bluth
Book Reviewers: Kathleen Howard and Elizabeth Genco

Art on this page:
Star Quilt by Jeanie Tomanek
Etching by Filippo Morghan, 1730–1808
Small Wolf with Forest by Holly Roberts
Homage to Shell Guides by
Clive Hicks–Jenkins
The Swan Princess by Mikhail Vrubel
The Goods and Chattels Man by
Rima Staines

Letter from the Editor’s Desk
“Welcome to our Farewell Issue issue . .”

The Reading Room: Nonfiction

Into the Woods: On British Forests, Myth and Now
by Ruth Padel
“The ancient forests of Northern Europe were the crucible of folk tale. . .”

Into the Fog: Icelandic Land and Lore
by Janni Lee Simner
“In Iceland the veil between past and present seems suddenly thin. . .”

The Swan Maiden’s Feathered Robe
by Midori Snyder
“This is less a tale about love than one about marital coercion and confusion . . .”

The Folklore of Hearth and Home
by Terri Windling
“In myth and archetypal symbolism, a house is more just than a dwelling . . .”

The Reading Room: Fiction

A Short Encyclopedia of Lunar Seas
by Ekaterina Sedia
“If one looks into this shallow pool, one can still see the marching Red Armies . . .”

Emilio’s Tale
by Bruce McAllister
“The angel’s wings had been removed violently, that was clear . . .”

The Red Shoes
by Genevieve Valentine
“In my second year of tango, I sold everything except the stereo . . .”

The Writing Room

The Story of the Werewolf
by Kit Whitfield
“The literary werewolf is something of an orphan  . . .”

Creating Myth: The Franklin Expedition
by Colleen Mondor
“It still elicits endless mystery and sparks stories. . .”

The Gallery

A Mosaic of Myth
How many of these artists can you identify from past issues of JoMA? Answers can be found on the last page.

To the Desert
by Howard Gayton and Stu Jenks
“The desert is made for poetry. . .”

The Coffeehouse: Poetry

Nathalie F. Anderson
Cruising with the Avatar
The Opening
Soft Addictions

Holly and Theo Black

Carolyn Dunn
Spider Woman
House Made of Pollen

Margarita Engle
Letters to Verona
The Memory of Metal
Common Birds
Modern Scribes

Nan Fry

Jeannine Hall Gailey
Rapunzel Explains the Tower
Rapunzel: I Like the Quiet
The Fox–Wife’s Invitation

Faye George
Eurydice, from Hades
Smoke Rising From Ithaca

Theodora Goss
Fairy Tale

Tom Hirons
Also the Mortals Ran
Hermes’ Shadow

Wendy McVicker
Lines, not things
Into the Dark
Autumn hills, Wind

Mario Milosevic
Lunar Fate

Joseph Stanton
Grimm Poems

Veronica Schanoes
Bluebeard’s Final Girl
Big Bad