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“Icarus’ Sister” in Winter 2016 Issue of Minerva Rising

The theme for this issue is “Light,” and the journal includes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, photos and artwork on this topic.  The cover features candles.  I first wrote this poem in The City of Light, Paris, in 2010, after visiting the Salvador Dali Museum.  Dali has a number of depictions of the Icarus myth and I felt inspired to explore what would have happened if Icarus had a sister.  I have revised this piece several times over the years and am so glad it found a home.  The journal accepts work by women, has a small submission fee and donates to causes important to women, suicide prevention for this issue.  Thank you, Emily Shearer and Kim Brown for publishing my poem!

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