SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Altaire Productions & Publications, the Sydney-based independent arts company, proudly announces the publication of The Antigone Poems (ISBN: 978-0-9806447-0-8). Featuring poetry by Marie Slaight and charcoal drawings by Terrence Tasker, The Antigone Poems will be released in March 2014.
Created during the 1970s, while the writer and artist resided in Montreal and Toronto, this is a powerful retelling of the ancient tale of defiance and justice. The stark poetry and haunting artwork capture the anguish of the original myth in an unembellished, modernized rendition.
An intensely personal invocation of the Sophocles tragedy, The Antigone Poems questions power, punishment and one of mythology’s oldest themes: rebellion. To maintain the impact of the poetry and artwork, The Antigone Poems is being released in an elegantly bound, print-only edition.
‘Haunting. …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
This is the first collection of poetry by internationally published poet and Altaire founder Marie Slaight and stands as a tribute to unknown artist Terrence Tasker, who died in 1992, at the age of 45.
Visit www.theantigonepoems.com for contact details, photos, and author bios.
Publicity contact and for Advance Review Copies: Michael Tasker [email protected] 617 4041 3400