Maroger’s Magic

3 Monkeys on a roof watch a man in costume perform a ritual

Three mischievous monkeys perch on a roof in this large surrealistic scene painted by my mother, Louise Craven Hourrigan. I love imagining their gossipy conversation. She often put monkeys in her paintings, so of course I had to put a monkey poem in my collection, Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters. The poem, “Meroger’s Magic,” originally appeared in Nimrod journal. The book is available from Brick Road Poetry Press and other book sellers. Find info here: Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters.

Image © Louise Craven Hourrigan