Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology by Deborah De NicolaOrpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology by Deborah De Nicola

Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology

EditorDeborah De Nicola

Paperback | April 1, 1999

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This collection offers myriad fresh, and often dazzling, interpretations of Greek myths at a time of renewed excitement about the role of myths and other archetypes in our culture, and about the spiritual themes which many of the poems suggest. The range is broad, from celebrated authors such as Rita Dove, Louise Glück, Mark Strand, and Stephen Dobyns, to such respected emerging poets as Diann Blakely, Reginald Shepard, Mary Jo Bang, and Carl Phillips.
DEBORA DE NICOLA Visiting Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at Massachusetts College of Art, is author of Where Divinity Begins (1994) and two chapbooks.
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Title:Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek MythologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:University Press Of New EnglandLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0874519187

ISBN - 13:9780874519181

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From the hip to the hilarious, the nearly 200 poems in this collection take Greeks myths and dress them up in contemporary clothes. Orpheus & Company explores the ways the characters from these legends still move in our culture. It gathers the talents of 100 poets including such celebrity authors and emerging stars as Rita Dove, Louise Gluck, Mark Strand, Stephen Dobyns, Diann Blakely, Reginald Shepard, Mary Jo Band and Carl Phillips.