Introducing THE ROWAN CANTICLES: Odds Bodkin has Created a New Epic

Dear storytelling aficionado,

If you’ve enjoyed my spoken-word storytellings over the years, thank you. Here’s something quite different: an immense and challenging literary work. Rhymes. Archiac words. Convoluted metaphors. In other words, literary fun that runs for 13,000 rhyming lines.

It’s THE ROWAN CANTICLES: A Tale Told in the Ancient Manner.

And you can listen to it as well. Each week I’ll be posting a new Canto (think chapter) on Substack, both in text and audio. I’ll be reading the epic myself using numerous character voices and adding background music. The Cantos run from 3 to 10 minutes long.

If you’re ready to dive in and want to start from the beginning, start with Canto I.

And to help you digest any rare or archaic words I’ve used in the text,  you’ll also find a glossary that tracks the story, right on each Canto page.

Lastly, for anyone who enjoys puzzles, I’ve woven in no few word games. As those Cantos appear, I’ll issue those challenges.

Thanks for considering visiting me once a week! Your comments are always welcome.

May the Muse be with you,



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2 thoughts on “Introducing THE ROWAN CANTICLES: Odds Bodkin has Created a New Epic

  1. Hello, I’m looking for more information on The Rowan Canticles. When will it begin and how to register?

    I’ve been so preoccupied with many challenges the past few years, but this evening I was so glad to see an email from Odds and was inspired to open it. It’s been a rarity to open anything that isn’t a necessity these days so I’m grateful I did! I’m grateful for the profound joy that Odds Bodkin’s storytelling has brought into my family’s life for so many years.

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