Here the Moon-Birds will sacrifice to you, our readers, a weekly poem which has caught our eye(s)—poems which invoke, in whatever way, witchy-ness, spooky-ness, the sacred feminine, the mysterious, or the otherworldly. * We have a guest post this week, from the positively ensorcelling Moon-Bird @elizabethhermione. She has the following to say about Louise Glück's... Continue Reading →
Book Review – Dead Girls by Alice Bolin
Essays that about Twin Peaks, Pretty Little Liars, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? Sign me up. Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession by Alice Bolin was an obvious must-read. In it, Bolin turns a critical eye on pop culture and portrayals of girls, both living and dead, and the history of these current fascinations. The language... Continue Reading →
Spellbinding Reads: Squishy
Things that are squishy: jellyfish, breasts bouncing in brassieres, gooseberry jam, promises, and the meaning of words. Also: our heads after this week.
Witchy & Weird Poem of the Week: Emily Dickinson’s Poem 
Here the Moon-Birds will sacrifice to you, our readers, a weekly poem which has caught our eye(s)—poems which invoke, in whatever way, witchy-ness, spooky-ness, the sacred feminine, the mysterious, or the otherworldly. * I told you Emily Dickinson would return--she's me soul mate. Today we turn to our hymnals on the topic of the moon... Continue Reading →
Embracing the Sex-Positive with the Book Witches, Sluts, Feminists
RATING: 🌙 🌙 🌙 🌙 / 5 As a reader, I tend to shy away from the nonfiction section of the bookstore. Because of this, it's got to be one hell of a book if it's going to catch my eye from all the way over there. With that said, I picked up Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen... Continue Reading →
Spellbinding Reads: Hot Take
It's been a hot, humid summer in New York. Sweaty, sticky. It's been a hot, political couple of years. Sweaty, sticky. We hope that fall will bring with it crisp weather and crisp apples, but the political stakes will only get higher and more hotly contested. Here, some pieces that feel the heat.
7 Gorgeous Tarot Decks We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off Of
You don't have to be a witch to be enchanted by these cards. 1. The Marigold Tarot This gorgeous black and gold deck is illustrated by Amrit Brar and sold on her website. It's modeled on Rider-Waite-Smith so no special booklet for interpreting the cards is required. The artist sites that the illustrations on the card reference anatomy,... Continue Reading →
Witchy & Weird “Poem” of the Week: Billy Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters
Here the Moon-Birds will sacrifice to you, our readers, a weekly poem which has caught our eye(s)—poems which invoke, in whatever way, witchy-ness, spooky-ness, the sacred feminine, the mysterious, or the otherworldly. * Since it may have been a long time sine some of you have read it, and since it's one of my all-time favorite... Continue Reading →
Basic Witches: The Beautiful Book For Raising Hell
RATING: 🌙 🌙 🌙 / 5 Like I said last week, I've probably read half a dozen books on witchcraft over the last few months and and there are a few of them I would like to share. This week, I'm talking about Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by Jaya Saxena and... Continue Reading →
Spellbinding Reads: The Body
It can be easy to get stuck in your head. Especially writers obsess over our imaginations, turning over words until we find just the right one. Sometimes we forget that even the most ethereal ideas are being kept inside our physical selves. Selves that need to be fed and, more importantly, caffeinated. We are blood, bone, muscle, and fat. And at least some percent coffee.