The Antigone Poems by Marie Slight and Terrence Tasker

The Antigone PoemsThe Antigone Poems by Marie Slight and Terrence Tasker

Description from Goodreads

Passionate, brutal, and infused with extraordinary lyricism, The Antigone Poems provides a special expedition into the depths of the ancient Sophocles tragedy. The work’s obsessive, ritualistic and ultimately mysterious force brings into sharp focus the heroic, tragic figure at the center of the primordial compact between gods and humans. The work, a collaboration between poet, Marie Slaight and artist, Terrence Tasker, was created in the 1970’s, while the artist were living in Montreal and Toronto.

I gave this book five stars out of five

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this book immensely. I am a keen reader of poetry of all kinds.

This book was a combination of extremely powerful poetry by Marie Slaight, accompanied by incredibly haunting artwork from Terrence Tasker. The combination is a work of epic proportions.

The poetry was very dark and evocative, in keeping with the theme of Sophocles original tragedy, Antigone. This is a beautifully presented book, and will keep readers coming back to it again and again, getting something extra from it on each new reading.

I would certainly recommend this to anyone interested in poetry and in particular in a different slant on Sophocles work.
This review is based on a complimentary copy provided by Netgalley and the publisher.

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22 thoughts on “The Antigone Poems by Marie Slight and Terrence Tasker

  1. Excuse me, I realise this is terribly inappropriate and has nothing to do with your review, but if I may be so bold as to say, you seem a very intelligent and intriguing man. I must admit that I am quite taken with you and wondered if you might luke to converse off of wordpress at some point. I do apologise for being so forward.

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