Bets Davies

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Industry Arts
Occupation writing
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Introduction I've written five fusion fantasy novels, a poetry chapbook, and am working a novel and on a memoir. I graduated with writing/literature and psychology degrees from the University of Michigan. I received an MFA at Mills College.
Interests Me through tattoos: --the cicada and the cicada shell. At fifteen, when the cicadas came out, i learned at a crucial moment that everything about us can change. --the ouroboros. Again, at a crucial point, i was reminded change is eternal, and that eternity consists of change. --the tibetian skeleton--dances in bordo, between one life and the next. i like to take a deep breath, and remember i have a lot of lives left to live in this one. --the salamander. in medieval times, salamanders were thought to be born of fire b/c throw a log on the fire (where the salamander was hibernating) and out pops a salamander (thinking it's spring). Reminds me of the differences between correlation and causation. --passion flower. this flower just followed me around at the most symbolic times. They are gorgeous and ridiculous. Plus, the passion part--not so much for love, though that of course. But a passion for writing. A passion for teaching. A passion for life. Writing, reading, drawing, collaging, drumming (badly), I wish I had a bassoon, movies of near any kind, fantasy, horror, animals, art
Favorite Movies Lost Boys, Shawn of the Dead, Galaxy Quest, Say Anything, Some Kind of Wonderful, Go, Dazed and Confused, anything Cohen Bros, The Exorcist, The Princess Bride, the real Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones, Labyrinth, The Muppet Movie
Favorite Music Dar Williams, Cyndi Lauper, the Decemberists, Tribe Called Quest, Talking Heads, Alanis Morrissette, Willie Tyson, the Kingston Trio, Salt n Peppa, Once More With Feeling (the Buffy muscial), Trina
Favorite Books all Dianna Wynne Jones, Neverwhere, Stardust, all Beagle, most Gerald Durrell, Modesty Blaise, Safe Keeping, Bone Black, The Bean Trees, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, The Pig, the Prince and the Unicorn, Betsy Brown, The Book of Light, Blake

You've been invited to a fancy ball but the only thing you have to wear is an orange wooly jumper. What shoes do you wear?