Our most recent edition of The Letters Page, Vol. 6, will again run as an email newsletter rather than a print edition. As such, it is available for you here, dear reader, online.
Our first letter comes from Hannah Jansen, an evocative response to Anne Sexton’s ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ poem, written by the wicked stepmother herself. Our second letter has arrived via the gardens of Belgrade as Grug Muse explores why nature is still so important in today’s digital landscape. Our latest submissions comes from Sonya Moore who’s postscript comes to us from the city of Chartres. As we continue to receive your letters through our door, we hope the latest volume will take you all around the world, across continents and time zones.
Stay tuned for the rest of the letters of Vol. 6. We hope that you enjoy reading them as much as we do.
Letter by Sonya Moore
P.S. My editor read this letter to you, and wondered if the talk of creative process imposes distance.
How to get closer?
I booked cheap tickets to Chartres.
Then, because my chest was tight in anticipation of pain, a hotel with more stars than my budget allowed.
‘The escapade offer,’ I confirmed, to a silky-voiced receptionist. ‘For two.’
Letter by Grug Muse
During the lockdowns, I regularly dreamed of gardens. Not because I was deprived of one, unlike the millions confined to concrete and windowsill during those pandemic springs. I was living then with my parents, in a rural part of north Wales, with a large garden and an expanse of common land that I could freely access.
Letter by Hannah Jansen
Who knows if, or when, you’ll get this. It’s rather wild out here where I am, and I can’t speak to the reliability of the mail service. Anyway, time doesn’t matter much here, even if you’re getting on where you are.
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