Ken White, “Middlemost Constantine”


A contemporary retelling of the legend of Merlin and Nimuë, Middlemost Constantine confronts the reader with the inevitability of mortality-no matter how extended-and the undeniable persistence of love.

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Arranged in the dense columns of an amped up pseudo-skald, Middlemost Constantine tumbles through time in an attempt to recollect and recreate moments of deep connection between estranged beloveds, who, separated by centuries, still transmit to each other through the ether that some faint signal might return. Whether via vulgate fever dream, fun house fairy tale, or pastiche mythology cobbled on the spot, Middlemost Constantine confronts the reader with the inevitability of mortality—no matter how extended—and the undeniable persistence of love.


Ken White is a poet and screenwriter. He co-wrote and co-produced the feature film Winter in the Blood, co-directed and co-wrote the short film Universal VIP, as well as directed and co-wrote the short film The Conservationist, currently in development as a feature. White is the author of three books of poetry: Eidolon, TheGetty Fiend, and Middlemost Constantine. His work has appeared in The Boston Review, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Omniverse, Manor House Quarterly, Versal, Spork, Horsethief, EuropeNow,, and BOMB Magazine, among others. White is an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Writer’s Workshop, and teaches at the low-residency MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

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