Five Ages

Cassandra Atherton, Paul Hardwick, Paul Hetherington, Paul Munden, Jen Webb

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Hesiod's Five Ages famously proides a vision of the decline of human society that has resonated for many centuries. In this anthology, five poets take Hesiod's versions of the golden, silver, bronze, heroic and iron ages as their starting points to craft five individual 'chapbooks' of prose poetry - not only exploring notions from Hesiodbut also venturing into many new concepts that reconceptualise these ages.These twenty-first century poems challenge many of the archaic Greek poet's assumptions and ideas, writing back to the ancient world with bravura while employing quintessentially contemporary inflections and preoccupations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWoden
PublisherRecent Work Press
ISBN (Print)9780645180831
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021

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