Table of Contents

Cover.
COVER.
CONTENTS.
INTRODUCTION.
TITANS.
Atlas.
atlas.
Atlas on Grass.
Prometheus.
Prometheus.
Prometheus on His Crag (20).
Old Prometheus.
Prometheus.
Inhabited Liver.
New Prometheus.
Prometheus.
PROMETHEUS AND PANDORA.
For Pandora, Again.
ZEUS.
Zeus & Hera/Zeus in Love.
Jupiter on Juno.
Jove.
Leda.
Leda.
Leda.
Leda and the Swan.
Leda.
Leda 3.
Leda.
Living Next to Leda.
To 10, Afterwards.
10 Remembers.
"Pink foam of exhaustion round his soft lips ...".
Europa.
"After abducting Europa ...".
Alcmene.
Ganymede.
The Rape of Ganymede.
DEMETER.
Demeter's Grief.
Demeter.
The Search.
Demeter's Prayer to Hades.
Persephone.
The Abduction of Persephone by Hades.
Persephone.
Persephone.
Hymn to Proserpine.
Bavarian Gentians.
Purple Anemones.
Pomegranate.
APOLLO.
The Nature of Apollo.
Apollo of the Physiologists.
Linear A.
Apollo's Loves.
Daphne with Her Thighs in Bark.
Where I Live in This Honorable House of the Laurel Tree.
Daphne Herself.
Daphne.
A Footnote to Ovid.
Daphne After.
Apollo and Daphne.
Daphne on Woodbrook Drive.
Apollo to Daphne.
Waking.
Marpessa's Choice.
APHRODITE.
Birth of Eventually Venus.
Episode with Aphrodite.
Aphrodite.
Praise to Aphrodite.
Aphrodite at Solstice.
The Re-birth of Venus.
Venus over the Desert.
The Death of Venus.
OTHER OLYMPIANS.
Athene.
Athene's Song.
Athena's Vote.
Hermes.
Hermes.
"In the fourth year of the war ...".
Hermes, Dog, and Star.
Ares.
Expiation.
Mars.
Artemis.
Cretan Artemis.
Diana-or the Objects.
Hecate.
The Fate of Actaeon.
Endymion.
Hephaestus.
"Zeus fired Hephaestus ...".
Hephaestus.
Vulcan.
Dionysus.
Once and For All.
Playing Dionysos in The Bacchae.
Go Loudly, Pentheus.
Pentheus.
LESSER IMMORTALS & NEAR-IMMORTALS.
Eros.
Eros.
Hymn to Eros.
Cupid's Chant.
Pan.
Pan with Us.
Pan Is Dead.
Satyrs.
The Clown's Report on Satyrs.
The Satyr.
Centaurs.
The Centaur.
Centaur.
The Last Centaur.
Epitaph for a Centaur.
Chiron.
Dryads.
Dryad.
Virgin in a Tree.
Wooded Forms.
Proteus.
Proteus.
Proteus.
Proteus's Tale.
Proteus.
Sibyl.
The Sibyl.
A Sibyl.
The Sibyl.
THE WAY TO THE UNDERWORLD.
The Styx; Charon.
On the Banks of the Styx.
Charon's Cosmology.
Shore.
Canto 26.
Charon.
Cerberus.
Cerberus.
Lethe.
Lethe.
Lethe.
There Is No River Which Is Called Lethe.
LOVERS.
Orpheus & Eurydice.
Orpheus. Eurydice. Hermes..
Eurydice to Orpheus.
Eurydice.
Eurydice.
Descent.
Orpheus in Hell.
Orpheus and Eurydice.
The Look Back.
Eurydice. This anthology gathers the great 20th-century myth-inspired poems from around the world, by the likes of Valery, Yeats, Lawrence, Rilke, Akhmatova, and Auden writing in the first half of the century to contemporary poets such as Lucille Clifton, Derek Walcott, Rita Dove and Wislawa Szymborska.