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Scars that Never Bled

In 1817, a young woman wrote a horror novel that would become known throughout the world. In 2020, a not-so-young woman finally got around to reading that novel. This collection is a meditation on the concepts explored by Mary Shelley in Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. It utilizes aspects of the fool’s journey from tarot to help bring these concepts further under the poetic microscope.

Scars That Never Bled

An Exploration of Frankenstein Through Poetry

Book 1 in the Blood Poetry Series
By Koji A. Dae

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein continues to haunt each generation. Although the story was written at the cusp of the industrial revolution, it continues to posit important questions about technology and humanity. In this book, Koji A. Dae uses poetry and tarot to explore some of the deeper questions within the classic Frankenstein archetypes. Join along to find pieces of yourself in the creature, the magician, Mary Shelley, the mother, god, nature, and the lovers.

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