What Mother Failed to Mention about Dating a Mer-Man

by LindaAnn LoSchiavo This poem originally appeared in the collection, A Route Obscure and Lonely (Wapshott Press, 2019) Don’t catalogue your insecurities,Believing he can drown unwanted pain. Assuming he’d enjoy your local poolIs incorrect. He’s used to privacy. All make-up should be waterproof, wet skinDabbed silver. Coral jewelry should notBe store-bought. It’s always inherited.Get usedContinue reading “What Mother Failed to Mention about Dating a Mer-Man”

Loving the Other: Hans Christian Andersen and the evolution of mermaid romance in Western media

“Humans have always been fascinated by the notion of people who live in the sea. Mermaid romance combines the allure of the water with the irresistible tug of the unattainable and a dash of sex. ”

by Carrie Sessarego