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The Antigone Poems

Marie Slaight, Terrence E. Tasker (Illustrator)


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'A beautifully bound, impressive collection with language as evocative as its illustrations.' Kirkus Reviews

The Antigone Poems, featuring poetry by Marie Slaight and drawings by Terrence Tasker, was created in the 1970's, while the artists were living between Montreal and Toronto.

A powerful retelling of the ancient Greek tale of defiance and justice, the book is starkly illustrated, and its poetry captures the anguish and despair of the original tale in an unembellished modernized rendition.

The Antigone Poems will be a print-only book, with a specialty paper (Spicer's Swiss White from the Australian-made Stevens Collection), Section-sewn binding, and jacket flaps.

Praise For The Antigone Poems

‘This is the most strangely beautiful book to come across this desk in a long time....And I ADORE these weird little poems. They are surreal and wild. The charcoal drawings are terrifyingly brilliant. They scare the bejesus out of you and you can’t stop turning the pages. It’s like bingeing on BREAKING BAD and WAKING THE DEAD both at once. I deem this a holy book—written in ecstasy and the madness of genius and I hope it’s reprinted and lasts forever...'-Grace Cavalieri, The Washington Independent Review of Books

‘Haunting. If one word describes Marie Slaight’s The Antigone Poems, this is it.… Overall, Slaight’s The Antigone Poems, written in the 1970s and never released until now, is a disturbingly poignant and startlingly vivid portrait of one woman’s suffering in the face of pain and heartbreak. It will surely not be forgotten after the turn of the last page.’-The San Francisco Book Review

‘…A beautifully bound, impressive collection with language as evocative as its illustrations.’-Kirkus Reviews

‘Divided into five chapters, Slaight’s stark, simple writing speaks volumes about pain, love, suffering and eroticism. The poetry is dark and sensual, occasionally disconcerting…’-The Portland Book Review

Altaire Productions & Publications, 9780980644708, 92pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2014