SPACE Virtual Launch: Persephone in the Late Anthropocene


“This end-times opera drags our terror into the light where it might actually save us.”  –Bill Roorbach, on Persephone in the Late Anthropocene  

In Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, the goddess comes and goes erratically from our warming world, drinks too much, and takes a human lover, as a Chorus of humans looks on and enables her. Through lyric verse, magical-realist prose poems, and speculative crypto-studies of the Anthropocene, this ecopoetic collection explores both environmental crisis and the nature of story itself. Along with a live reading by the author, the Persephone Virtual Launch will feature a digital Greek Chorus, crypto-documentary film interludes, and music recordings from Persephone’s original score, by composer Denis Nye recorded at Acadia Recording Co.


Persephone in the Late Anthropocene: Poems By Megan Grumbling Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946724328
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Acre Books - October 15th, 2020