L. Shapley Bassen
One Line Poems from BRONZE
Pasiphae’s empire exploded into the very air breathed in the West,and in the absence of Goddess, Agamemnon liked Her real estate at Troy.
In Bronze Athens, unconsciously, Theseus imagined the idea of democracy inspired by sun-loving Cleite and hot Priapus.
At her knees is her daughter of Minos, the clue’s Ariadne, and at her breast, the baby, Phaedra, vengeance.
About the writer:
L. Shapley Bassen’s recently completed novel NEW MARWA is a multicultural/gender novel whose twice-published coda chapter is a fast read. Her story “Portrait of a Giant Squid” was the First Place winner in the 2015 Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest. Bassen was Fiction Editor for Prick of the Spindle until its cessation after six successful years and the author of Summer of the Long Knives (Typhoon Media), Lives of Crime & Other Stories (Texture Press), and the novella/story collection, Showfolk & Stories (Inkception Books). She was a finalist for the 2011 Flannery O’Connor Award and was a first reader for Electric Literature. Bassen won the 2009 APP Drama Prize and a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship. She is currently a poetry and fiction reviewer for Brooklyner, The Rumpus, and others. Bassen’s first poetry collection What Suits a Nudist? is forthcoming in 2019 from Clare Songbirds Publishing House.