'In this book of poems, characters from old myths speak to the reader in modern voices and in internal monologue to themselves.
'Arranged in four cycles, the poems’ speakers are archetypal lovers who speak of great love gone wrong: Minerva addresses Jupiter; Iseult speaks to Tristan; Cupid longs for Psyche. Elsewhere Hamlet speaks to Ophelia; Venus to Mars; Mary to Joseph; Rapunzel to her prince; and the Child to Santa.
'At the heart of these poems is wooing, suffering and living. Their narrative of love – and love lost – is one that can be traced through literature and through human experience across the ages.' (Publisher's blurb)