Have a look at Transformations, a reworking by several poets of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. This is Nicky Mortlock’s brainchild, and I’m honoured to be part of it. Ovid’s mercurial universe of instability, eroticism and violent change has strong echoes in my writing, so it feels quite natural to recreate some of his stories.
So far, I’ve written two pieces for the project: Bodies and 13 free associations on the story of Jupiter and Callisto. The latter will appear on Nicky’s blog some time in April. Bodies is a simple piece, a statement of first principles, and I have reproduced it here.
“Of bodies changed to various forms, I sing”
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