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“On a red gold throne in the heart of the sea”

“For a time I believed not in God nor Santa Claus, but in mermaids.” ~ Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath grew up near the ocean, in Winthrop-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, and was indelibly shaped by its influence in a myriad of ways. In … Continue reading

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The mermaids of Cuba

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In January 2010 I traveled to Cuba to research my book on the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta. I was enchanted by the whole cult of the mermaid–she is goddess, nymph, protectress and mother to many Cubans. Infused in the culture … Continue reading

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