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'...Eleni Rivers and Gita Mammen—remind us how mythology and poetry are interminably linked with the visual arts, and indeed with the trials of everyday experience. Rivers's preoccupation with botanical forms explores an elemental concern at the heart of myth: the natural cycle. By situating herself in relation to the rhythms of nature (germination of seeds, growth, decay, and fertilisation), Rivers explores the role of the artist in the cycles which give birth to myth. Mammen's juxtaposition of visual art and poetry in "Inanna of the Storms" revisits some of the oldest myths known—those of Mesopotamia and Ancient Sumer—but in doing so, sheds light on such contemporary concerns as "water shortages and war, spirituality and love."' (Source: Introduction pp. 3-4)

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    y separately published work icon Refashioning Myth : Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses Jessica Wilkinson (editor), Eric Parisot (editor), David McInnis (editor), Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2011 Z1832598 2011 anthology poetry criticism 'Robert Graves tells us that "the poet's first enrichment is a knowledge and understanding of myths." Certainly, as this collection of essays, poems and visual images affirms, mythology has been a field richly mined by poets and artists from antiquity through to the present day. It is testament to both the enduring power of myth, as well as the adaptability of its form, that poets and writers continually turn to the mythic for both inspiration and guidance. This volume presents a diverse collection of analytical and creative works by scholars, poets and visual artists, in response to their varied explorations of the prolific dialogue that exists between myth and poetry.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2011
    pg. 119-120
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