Stone-Garland: Six Poets from the Greek Lyric Tradition
7:00 pm PT | 8:00 pm MT | 9:00 pm CT | 10:00 pm ET
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Poet, essayist, and translator Dan Beachy-Quick presents his new translation of ancient Greek poetry, Stone-Garland with Stephen Sparks.
Stone-Garland, this new entry in the Seedbank series, presents translations of six poets of the Greek lyric tradition. Anecdotes of Simonides, Anacreon, Archilochus, Theognis, Alcman, and Callimachus may be easy to come by but their poems are restored less often. That’s a loss that this anthology remedies. Reading ancient poetry is a simple pleasure, like strolling through a cemetery overgrown with wildflowers. Imagine the graveyard filled with broken stones, each with a fragment that could compose a poem. Stone by stone you build a garland that represents a possible vision of a world long gone.