I know that Sappho was an Ancient Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. She was one of a canon of nine Greek lyric poets. Lyric poetry is a form of poetry that expresses personal and emotional feelings. In the ancient world, lyric poems were played to the lyre. Today Lyric poems don't have to rhyme or need to be set to music. Most of her poetry, which was well known and greatly admired throughout antiquity, has been lost, or destroyed. What I don't know is the other lyric poets in the cannon.
Is there really a poetry meter named after you? Could you please describe that style and explain a little bit about the various terms regarding your poetry form and technique. It seems specific but I can't put my finger on the precise form. Thank you. I a lifelong huge fan and admirer of your poetry.
Sincerely, Poetry Lover
I spend a lot of my time reading, placing myself into stories to escape for a little while. It’s nice to find stories with characters in which you can see yourself. Which leads to this week’s post: a list of books or poems dealing with gender. Most of these I have read (or seen performed in some cases), some I have on my list to read. They all offer another perspective on gender, whether through the eyes of a character or an individual. If you would like to add any books or poems or review one on the list, please leave it in the comments.
There will be no books with lesbian sex scenes to read during the summer for the students of Williamstown, New Jersey.