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Shelly Bryant

Joined 7 years ago from Singapore and/or Shanghai





I have spent my adult life living in Asia, most recently splitting time between Singapore and Shanghai.  The migrant’s life is a fun one, allowing me time to do the things I love — including reading, writing, cycling, traveling, and just generally enjoying life.


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  • Books, Literature, and Writing (4)
  • When Two Worlds Collide:  Poetry and the Visual Arts

    When Two Worlds Collide: Poetry and the Visual Arts

    4 years ago

    The history of the interaction between poetry and the visual arts is both long and broad, stretching not only far back into history, but also to all parts of the globe we inhabit. In almost every culture, poetry has...

  • Hebrew Poetry in the Old Testament

    Hebrew Poetry in the Old Testament

    4 years ago

    I was recently asked to offer a little background of the forms of poetry found in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Below is a summary of some information that should be useful for anyone looking for an...

  • Edwin Morgan

    Edwin Morgan

    6 years ago

    Edwin Morgan occupies a rather elite spot on my list of favourites. He is one of my 3 favourite poets of all time, alongside John Donne and W. H. Auden. While each of the three is quite different, they have in common...

  • The Ingredients of Good Haiku

    The Ingredients of Good Haiku

    4 years ago

    I've done a fair bit of haiku writing over the years, even recently having had a series of designer art pieces built around 30 of my haiku. Even so, I know that I have a long way to go before I can say I am an expert...