Essays Online

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Art Nouveau Elvenlands
Professor Tolkien and the Fairies
The Invention of the Modern Monster
Planting a Magical Garden
A Brief History of Monsters
Writing My Mother’s Ghosts
Hungarian Fairies

Essays Collected

Voices from Fairyland: The Fantastical Poems of Mary Coleridge, Charlotte Mew, and Sylvia Townsend Warner, Aqueduct Press, 2008.  Includes essays on three important women poets with a selection of their poems, and some of mine.

Essays Published

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Art Nouveau Elvenlands,” Enchanted Living 47, Summer 2019.

Professor Tolkien and the Fairies,” Faerie Magazine 42, Spring 2018.

“Dear Alice,” Letters to Tiptree, 2015.

“The Fin-de-Siècle Monster,” Story 2, 2015. LitHub, July 28, 2015 (as “The Invention of the Modern Monster“).

Into the Dark Forest: The Fairy Tale Heroine’s Journey,” Faerie Magazine 30, Spring 2015.

“Listening to Krao: What the Freak and Monster Tell Us,” Conjunctions 59, Fall 2012.

Planting a Magical Garden,” Cabinet des Fées, May 2012.

“The Myth and Magic of Narnia,” Realms of Fantasy, October 2011.

A Brief History of Monsters,” Realms of Fantasy, August 2011. Weird Fiction Review, March 2012.

“Fairies and Fairylands,” Realms of Fantasy, June 2011.

Vampires in Folklore and Literature,” Realms of Fantasy, April 2011.

The Femme Fatale at the Fin-de-Siècle,” Realms of Fantasy, February 2011.

“Strange Faces,” Weird Tales 356 (“Uncanny Beauty: A Celebration of the Eerily Sensuous”), Summer 2010 .

Writing My Mother’s Ghosts,” Clarkesworld Magazine 23, August 2008.  Mithila Review 3, May 2016.

Hungarian Fairies,” Journal of Mythic Arts, Summer-Fall 2006. Realms of Fantasy, June 2008.