Raquel Dionísio Abrantes is a Portuguese poet, word witch, and writer. She has a Bachelor's Degree and a Master’s Degree in Cinema from Universidade da Beira Interior. Raquel gave a Master Class in Writing of Scripts about Narrative Structure. Her writing has been published by literary journals and magazines. She is the author of As Above, So Below. More about her work can be found on Instagram, @woodland.poem.

The sun fades earlier and the leaves fall, coloring the ground. Cold winds and deeper darkness return to cover nature with gloomy weather.    Autumn is known to many as the spooky season, but it is also a season of introspection. You

Fairy tales are timeless stories, usually with life lessons in the subtext. Set in dreamy places, magic plays an imperative role in the narratives, being used for negative and positive purposes.   The charm of these stories only grows in poetic adaptations—some

The word “witch” has many interpretations. Traditionally, it is used to describe a woman who practices magic, specifically an evil magic. History shows us witches as perilous beings—devil worshipers—that must be punished by means of interrogation, torture, and execution. This

Mythology—collections of tales from different cultures which delve into various facets of the human condition—often addresses the origins of animals, people, place-names, or the dichotomy of evil and good. These myths are meant to comfort and explain the phenomena of

The spellbinding prose of J.R.R. Tolkien is famous for its fantastical world-building and memorable characters. His poetry has the same charm, and numerous poems are weaved into the epic tales that Tolkien wrote. Usually sung by characters when they are

“The medium of podcasting and the personal nature of it, the relationship you build with your listeners and the relationship they have with you—they could be just sitting there, chuckling and listening… there’s nothing like that.”   —Marc Maron    Podcasts can feed our

“A little muzhik was working on the railroad, mumbling in his beard. And the candle by which she had read the book that was filled with fears, with deceptions, with anguish, and with evil, flared up with greater brightness than

Once flowers begin to sprout on branches, once swallows fill the skies with chirps, you know spring is here. Countless poems credit spring as their inspiration, and in the spirit of the season, we have selected four flowery poetry to

Writing prompts are an effective tool for writers, whether you are experiencing writer’s block or just looking for new inspiration. Prompts can help you experiment with form and explore themes that you do not typically write about, making them a

The work of the Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca mirrors every corner of her life. Her poetry—considered very feminine at the time—was not acclaimed. She began writing poems and prose as a child, and since her first poem, entitled “Life and

Cinema, also known as the Seventh Art—a term coined by film critic and theorist Ricciotto Canudo—is a magical passage to other lands. Through its symbiosis between images, music, and words, the viewer can explore old and new narratives. Films are

“For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What