Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Review of "Metamorphosis" by James Richardson

Metamorphosis by James Richardson was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on May 28, 2013.  Not surprisingly, the poet reveals in his notes that his poem is inspired by Ovid and also by the recent death of the poet's mother.

As a side note, the picture of the cover of Mr. Humpries' translation of Ovid's fine work has a little personal story behind it.  I worked as a page (gopher) in a library when I was in my late teens.  One of my jobs was to stamp and throw out books that were, for whatever reason, chosen to be discarded by the library.  I was allowed to "rescue" any book that I wanted, and that is how this particular translation of Ovid found its way to my bookshelf (and my heart).

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