with CORA GREENHILL
Grindleford Bishop Pavilion, Main Rd, Grindleford, S32 2JN
Saturday 27 May
7.30pm to 9.30pm
All enquiries: email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Artemis, The People’s Priestess, a myth-interpretation of the relationship of the twins Artemis and Apollo in dramatic verse, and set in ancient Crete. There will be music, dance and visuals as part of the presentation. Drinks and Greek nibbles available from 7.00pm.
The Greek Goddess Artemis – whom the Romans called Diana – is mythology’s arch-outsider – lesbian feminist, environmental activist, radical midwife, shaman huntress, man-slayer when necessary, and like her tragic namesake, called the People’s Priestess. Her twin brother Apollo, despite his extravagant juvenile delinquency, was elevated to be God of civilisation, harmony, proportion, and music.
‘…a sensuous and heady brew of jealousies, same-sex passions, hints of incest and rites of passage. Modern day reference and vernacular with a liberal scattering of humour ensure it is both accessible and captivating from start to finish.” Geraldine Monk, poet.
“Greenhill applies the mind of a scholar, the ear of a poet, and the eye of a painter to create a fascinating allegory that explores the conflict between patriarchy and matriarchy as expressed in the sibling rivalry between twins Artemis and Apollo. An amazing achievement.” Debbie Taylor, Editor of Mslexia magazine
“Artemis: The People’s Priestess pulses with light, heat and movement. The collection tells the ‘back story’ of Artemis … through a series of dramatic poems spoken by different characters. Like Tony Harrison’s translations of Greek Comedy, it restores the physicality and vibrancy of the original Greek myths, incorporating dance, rhythm and humour. This is a wonderful collection, and left me with the fire of Artemis in my belly.” Rachel Bower, poet and organiser of Verse Matters in Sheffield.
Click here to read a poem from Artemis, The People’s Priestess.