After Ovid: New Metamorphoses

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After Ovid: New Metamorphoses is a collection of poems inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun, the two editors of After Ovid: New Metamorphoses, commissioned 42 poets from America, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, and New Zealand to "translate, reinterpret, reflect on, or completely reimagine" Ovid's famous Metamorphoses.[1] The poets include Alice Fulton, C.K. Williams, Mark Rudman, Seamus Heaney[2] and Ted Hughes.[3]

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  1. ^ Martindale, Charles (2005). Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste: An Essay in Aesthetics. Oxford University Press. p. 202. ISBN 0-19-924040-X.
  2. ^ Wiseman, Timothy Peter (2002). Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome. Oxford University Press. p. 2. ISBN 0-19-726323-2.
  3. ^ Shapiro, James (1997-12-14). "Sex and Violence in Latin Hexameter". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-13.