The Sacking of the Muses

Susan Hawthorne

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the Muses have been sacked their role in the pantheon sold up for some new real estate venture When the Muses are sacked, what are we to do? The Muses who inspire poetry, astronomy, history and daily living bring their song and dance into present-day political struggles. These Muses are for rebellion. Susan Hawthorne's poems span millennia of resistance by women. The earth itself is implicated. She writes about women's bodies, how they are used, abused and celebrated in birthing, in sexual pleasure, in grief, in imagining. She draws on stories from ancient and contemporary India, from Greece and Rome, through language, storytelling and translation. we embrace our double lives like actors and their alter egos some say slesha is unnatural I've heard the same said about us

ISBN: 9781925950007
Publication Date: 01-Nov-2019
Publisher: Spinifex Press