Frances Donovan


Frances Donovan (aka Okelle) blogs about poetry, gender, religion, and other topics at www.gardenofwords.com. Her work has appeared in Chronogram, Lyrical Somerville, PIF Magazine, The Writer, Perimeter, and The dVerse Anthology: Voices of Contemporary World Poetry.

Interview with Wiccan feminist poet Annie Finch

Fearless in its lyricism and expansive in its range, Annie Finch’s work spans four decades and encompasses eight books of poetry, a translation, and ... [ more ]

Fearless in its lyricism and expansive in its range, Annie Finch’s work spans four ... [ more ]

Fearless in its lyricism and expansive in its range, Annie Finch’s work spans four decades and encompasses eight books ... [ more ]

A Look at the Books that Inspired The Expanse

I’m in love with the crew of the Rocinante, who emerge as an unlikely family after their adventures in Leviathan Wakes. [ more ]

I’m in love with the crew of the Rocinante, who emerge as an unlikely ... [ more ]

I’m in love with the crew of the Rocinante, who emerge as an unlikely family after their adventures in ... [ more ]

Photo of Pope Francis in white vestments from March 2013

Pope Francis is Not Enough to Heal the Damage

Nothing Pope Francis does or says in his tenure as Pope is likely to repair the damage of my Catholic upbringing. [ more ]

Nothing Pope Francis does or says in his tenure as Pope is likely to ... [ more ]

Nothing Pope Francis does or says in his tenure as Pope is likely to repair the damage of my ... [ more ]

Interview: Carolina de Robertis, Author of The Gods of Tango

In her new book The Gods of Tango, bestselling author Carolina de Robertis weaves together a story addressing the issues of race, class, immigration, and sexuality ... [ more ]

In her new book The Gods of Tango, bestselling author Carolina de Robertis weaves ... [ more ]

In her new book The Gods of Tango, bestselling author Carolina de Robertis weaves together a story addressing the issues of ... [ more ]

Princess Leia: My First Feminist Role Model

Princess Leia was another kind of princess altogether: tough, capable, and resourceful. Instead of waiting in a castle somewhere doing needlepoint, she spied for ... [ more ]

Princess Leia was another kind of princess altogether: tough, capable, and resourceful. Instead of ... [ more ]

Princess Leia was another kind of princess altogether: tough, capable, and resourceful. Instead of waiting in a castle somewhere ... [ more ]

Interview: Alexandra Delancey, Author of Lesbian Romance Always Her

Alexandra Delancey’s novellas Always Her and Me and Her chronicle the love story between newly-out Elise and ultra-cool tomboy Jack. I caught up with Alexandra recently ... [ more ]

Alexandra Delancey’s novellas Always Her and Me and Her chronicle the love story between newly-out ... [ more ]

Alexandra Delancey’s novellas Always Her and Me and Her chronicle the love story between newly-out Elise and ultra-cool tomboy Jack. I ... [ more ]