Nathalia Crane: Spooks

Mac Harshberger – illustration for “Spooks” in The Singing Crow (1926)

In 1926, at age 13, Nathalia Crane published her third collection of poetry, The Singing Crow and Other Poems. The title comes from a long poem about a crow that, after having its beak torn by an arrow, becomes a wonderful singer; she returns to that topic in the first poem of the collection’s epilogue, “A singer gone.” The book got some success, and she was then dubbed “The Brooklyn Bard” (see Jessica Amanda Salmonson, “Girl Writers: Nathalia Crane, Vivienne Dayrell, & Daisy Ashford,” The Weird Review). There are several very short poems, in particular “The Colors” is often quoted: CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…


Little Girl: Little Girl

MoonCCat - Little Girl concert poster

MoonCCat – Little Girl concert poster

In the post Absinthe, poetry and little girls (by moonlight), I mentioned the absinthe seller and poet MoonCCat who also sings for a rock group called Little Girl. Their first CD contains 4 titles, the first song being also titled Little Girl. One can hear it on SoundCloud. Here are the lyrics: CONTINUE READING…