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The Scattered Papers of Penelope: New and Selected Poems Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

The Scattered Papers of Penelope: New and Selected Poems

Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

Published March 3rd 2009
ISBN : 9781555975197
Paperback
128 pages
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A career-spanning collection by one of greeces most loved and lyrical contemporary poets, Katerina Anghelaki-RookeI wasnt weaving, I wasnt knittingI was writing somethingerasing and being erasedunder the weight of the word—fromMoreA career-spanning collection by one of greeces most loved and lyrical contemporary poets, Katerina Anghelaki-RookeI wasnt weaving, I wasnt knittingI was writing somethingerasing and being erasedunder the weight of the word—from Penelope SaysDrawn from the traditions of Greek myth, history, and literature, The Scattered Papers of Penelope is the poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rookes first full retrospective collection available in English. Carried over from the Greek by an array of noted translators, including the editor, Karen Van Dyck, Anghelaki-Rookes poetry is bold, sensual, and brash. She reexamines Greek myth and history through the female body—the body of Penelope- the poets own body, scarred by illness- the bodies of stray animals. Other poems and sequences take the form of a journal kept during the first Gulf War, prose poems about modern violence and the destruction of nature, existential musings on beings and things on their own, and lush descriptions of the domestic world on the poets adopted home island of Aegina.The Scattered Papers of Penelope introduces to American readers a major global poetic voice, a winner of the Greek National Prize for Poetry and the Greek Academys Poetry Prize.