The Early Words: Monstrous Medusa with Sammaneh Poursh

From feminist furies, to dugong mermaids, to lesbian vampires and far beyond, female, feminised, and gender non-conforming monsters can be found in every mythos and in every era. Across three mornings, listen in to The Early Words audio series as three different writers talk about the femme monsters they love and the ones they love to hate. Start your morning with some tenacious, monstrous inspiration to kickstart your creative day.

Listen in as Sammaneh Poursh incants a poem about the Gorgon Medusa filled with rage and power, mysticism and myth, lushness and violence (and, just a warning, it can get a little gory).

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