- Seminar leader: Eric Stull
- Frequency: Weekly Sessions
- First Session: Thursday January, 20th 2022
- Day and Time: Thursdays 7:30 pm Eastern/6:30 Central/5:30 Mtn/ 4:30 Pacific
- Length of Session: 1.25 Hours per week
- Average pages per week: One poem or several fragments per session, or at the instructor’s discretion
- Duration of Reading Pathway: the completion of the work determines end date
- Private Discussion Forum for Reading Pathway Group (non-Facebook)
- Quarterly Subscription Rate: $250
- Annual Subscription Rate: $750 (1 Free Quarter)
Current Study: The Poetry of Sappho
Thursdays at 7:30 pm EST/6:30 CST.
New Members Welcome Every Quarter
Next Opening: June 2022
She makes the word shimmer and throb, like a trans-temporal ventriloquist, even in a tongue that did not exist when she wrote her own, even to those who know none of her own. Sappho’s poetry may do as much as anyone’s ever has to make the mute voice of the written word speak, to transmute and translate the eros of body and the eros of soul, the sound of song and the sound of speech. Her fragments, with their stops and starts, stop us, make us wonder what more we could do if we had the whole of her, or even just a few more whole pieces. She makes us glad to know her, even if we cannot possibly.
Mode: At press time, the plan is to read all of the fragments, divvying them up more or less equally across meetings.
Text: Anne Carson’s translation, If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, Vintage
This translation gives us what there is (or makes us think so!), minus a few things that have since come to light — requiring no Greek, but inviting the Greekless to poke around and inviting the slightly Greeky to delve a little.
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