Femme Fatale (II)
Femme Fatale Poetry
Femme Fatale Poetry can be recognized as a genre of its own, first appearing in the 18th century. The French phrase femme fatale (lit. deadly woman) represents male sexual fantasies and fears as well as the sexual empowerment of women.
The femme fatale is a being of sexuality and femininity, enchantment and mystery. This is perfect for poetry…
Joy V. Sheridan (born England,1947) is a multi-talented artist who has made a career of exploring the theme of the poetry of the Femme Fatale. David Russell, who wrote the introduction to the above book, writes
Some of her academic work has been embellished by exciting experimental collages, which stand as artwork in their own right. I could imagine them being mounted as an exhibition of prints called The Femme Fatale in Collage. In addition to this, she has written a mass of short stories, three romantic novels and an illustrated diary of a voyage she made across the Atlantic Ocean.
One of many of Joy’s collages that were on exhibition at Outside In