Greek Mythology in Poetry
Saturday, February 11th, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Old School Square 51 North Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 243-7922
Odysseus, Penelope, Persephone, Achilles, Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, the Cyclops and other monsters! Modern poets have continued to update the many archetypal themes found in Greek mythology. In this workshop, we will examine poems written on the themes of different stories in Greek mythology from the anthology Orpheus & Company. After studying a few myths and seeing how contemporary poets have re-visioned or updated them to speak about our society, its wars, political issues, feminism, betrayal and abandonment, as well as love and transformation, we’ll write and share our own poems using the models as prompts.
Deborah DeNicola’s most recent publications are The Future That Brought Her Here Memoir of a Call to Awaken, Nicholas Hays Press 2009, and her fifth book of poetry Original Human. Deborah edited Orpheus & Company; Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology, from Univ. Press of New England. Among other awards, Deborah has received an NEA Fellowship.