Mormon Hermaphrodite

Just hatched at the puparium in the Natural History Museum, London: a gynandromorph Papilio Memnon (great mormon) has been born who is, literally, half male and half female. The Museum states that: Insects can become gynandromorphs if the sex chromosomes do not properly separate during the first division of a … Continue reading

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Gjertrud Schnackenberg’s ‘The Lamplit Answer’

I’ve been reading a wonderful book of poetry by the American poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg: The Lamplit Answer. This collection was first published in 1982, and later included as part of the collection, Supernatural Love . I discovered it when a friend advised that it included a series of poems on … Continue reading

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