Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths by Peter Huchel, James Laughlin, Laurie Sheck, Kate Daniels, A.D. Hope, Allen Grossman, Daryl Hine, Larissa Szporluk, May Sarton, Muriel Rukeyser, William Bronk, Alfred Gong, Geoffrey Hill, Ramon Guthrie, Ronald Bottrall, Louis Simpson, Stephen Mitchell, Ann Deagon, Georg Trakl, Olga Broumas, Delmore Schwartz, Peter Russell, Louis MacNeice, Mona Van Duyn, Valentine Penrose, Sándor Weöres, Emery George, John Fuller, Thomas Merton, Thomas Kinsella, Johannes Bobrowski, Kathleen Raine, Jack Gilbert, Samn Stockwell, Robert Kelly, Ingeborg Bachmann, Nina Kossman, H.D., Vernon Watkins, Donald Justice, Gregory Orr, John Hollander, Maura Stanton, Ion Barbu, Margaret Kaufman, Edwin Muir, Max Jacob, Jorie Graham, Jerzy Ficowski, Claribel Alegría, Yvor Winters

320 pages first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction poetry challenging reflective medium-paced


For centuries, poets have looked into the mirror of classical myth to show us the many ways our emotional lives are still reflected in the ancient stories of heroism, hubris, transformation, and loss that myths so eloquently tell. Now, in Gods and...

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