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  • Writer's pictureAmelia Dellos

“Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, and so they

give their lives to little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it…and then it’s gone. But to surrender who you are and to live without belief is more terrible than dying – even more terrible than dying young.”

― Joan of Arc . The Maid of Orleans. 1432


After many more years than I'd like to admit, I am FINALLY holding the galley copy of my novel - DELILAH RECOVERED. I've spent so many years with Delilah I'm a bit whistful about letting her go. Yet, here she is in all her glory.

Delilah Recovered - Front Cover

Delilah Recovered - Back Cover

“Most battles are first won or lost, in the mind.” — Joan of Arc . The Maid of Orleans. 1432
This is one of my favorite quotes by JOA, and for so many of us writers, not only sitting down and writing is a battle, but launching your work into the world is also a battle. It feels so good to ALMOST launch this novel out into the world.

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Are we lost again?

Of course, we are

Walking in circles, holding the map upside down, I couldn’t find the painting,
but I came across a taxidermied deer embalmed for eternity in wonderous glass bubbles.



Kohei Nawa 名和晃平 Japanese

This taxidermied deer has been transformed through the artist’s application of variably sized glass beads called “PixCells,” a term he invented that conflates the idea of a pixel (the smallest unit of a digital image) with a biological cell. PixCell-Deer#24, perhaps unintentionally, resonates with a type of Japanese religious painting known as a Kasuga Deer Mandala. These paintings feature a deer—the messenger of Shinto deities closely associated with the Kasuga Shrine, in Nara—posed with its head similarly turned to the side and bearing a round sacred mirror on its back.

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  • Writer's pictureAmelia Dellos

Monday, March 28, 2022

(Approx. 1 PM EST)

New York City

“Tanaga figurines” only mortals preserved in terracotta, made with delicate care –
just for me.

Columbia College Chicago - MFA Candidate
Craft Seminar – Mediation & Poetics
Professor Trigillo

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