The Antigone Poems (Paperback)
Altaire Productions & Publications, 9780980644708, 92pp.
Publication Date: June 15, 2014
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…
‘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