All About Books: Ellen Roberts Young
Poet and co-editor of Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders Ellen Roberts Young returned to the show to speak with Lynn Moorer about her second book of poetry, Lost in the Greenwood, which features poems that circle around, describe, and respond to two sets of tapestries from the years about 1500 C.E.—the Hunt of the Unicorn panels in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Lady and the Unicorn series in the Musée du Moyen Age in Paris. Inspired by a gift of a beautiful museum bookmark depicting a lady with loose yellow, tightly woven hair, the poems muse about unicorns, societal expectations of women, earthly pleasures, and courtly culture in the Middle Ages.
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