(Review) Heretics: A Love Story by Mary Saracino, reviewed by Donna Snyder

Heretics:  A Love Story by Mary Saracino, Pearlsong Press, Nashville, TN 2014 Rich details of the Barbaricini culture, and the Genargento Mountains in the Babargia, the most remote region of Sardinia Read More …

(Poem) Invoking the Muse by Donna Snyder

Meet Mago Contributor, Donna Snyder. She who can write on a dime, every time, purveyor of instant poetry, poet on the spot. Words never fail Her. She speaks and the Read More …

(Poem) Moon wears Serpent as Her crown by Donna Snyder

Meet Mago Contributor, Donna Snyder. Sinuous and sensual touch exotic skin to skin and then more skin. A trill of strange thrills the hand. Serpent’s gift repaid with calumny. Not Read More …

(Poem) In the forest of birdsong by Donna Snyder

Past The influence of the sirens’ song is long since past. Women dressed in yellow petals, bosoms like islands,   bare feet planted firmly in the red sky. The air Read More …

(Poem) Rainbow girl by Donna Snyder

brown bug crawls across rainbow girl’s face but she doesn’t careshe holds the sacred plant in her hands and faces eastleads the people on the rainbow wayhagonehthank youit is goodsweets Read More …

(Poem) Prayer by Donna Snyder

O great and beneficent energy flow cast out from me that which is an abomination to my spirit. Envelope me in your electric aura and lend me its protection and Read More …

(Poem) The Nüshu (Women's Script) Poets by Donna Snyder

The words are hidden in strands of silk or letters A secret language for women’s voices only a language broken and bound prettily like feet a silken dress conceals the Read More …

(Special Post) BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE FOR EL PASO ARTIST MARIO COLÍN by Donna Snyder

Born in Juárez in 1959, Mario Colín lived his entire life in the Five Points area of Central El Paso, where he attended Houston Elementary and Austin High School. From the Read More …

(Poem) The Dancer by Donna Snyder

the woman is a fetish all bellies and breasts she moves across the floor like undulating silk the air caresses her hips she moves like the Ayasofya mosque if it Read More …

(Book Review) Blood & Honey Icons: Biosemiotics & Bioculinary reviewed by Donna Snyder

A review of Blood & Honey Icons:  Biosemiotics & Bioculinary by Danica Anderson I bought this book to support work with survivors of the Balkan conflicts of the late 20th Read More …

(Poem) Amber/honey/river/mirror by Donna Snyder

Amber drips from her ears and wrists like honey I hear the sound of brass bells She dances me up into a fog of purple smoke I see a hall Read More …

(Poem) To Titian's Ariadne by Donna Snyder

My body twists & turns in naked sorrow My love gone on his strange and lonesome journey without me I am left exposed vulnerable to passion & dissolution I grasp Read More …

(Poem) Creation Myths by Donna Snyder

I.  Woman smiles Woman smiles, her face starred, exotic birds tattooed around her mouth, beneath her eyes, around her nose. Delicate teeth exposed to heaven, confident that no one scorns. Read More …