Inspired by Buddhism, Indic thought, THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS by Patrick Colm Hogan is an epic, narrative poem that is a moving account of affection, personal loss, and grief.
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/19/2014 -- 2Leaf Press is pleased to announce the publication of THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS, A POEM IN TWELVE CANTOS by Patrick Colm Hogan. THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS is an epic, narrative poem that is a moving account of affection, personal loss, and grief. Inspired by Buddhism, Indic thought and Hogan’s reading of the BHAGAVAD GITA, the central figures of THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS are two lovers who refuse to accept unjust social hierarchies and suffer separation and death for that choice. THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS is available on Amazon.com.
In this groundbreaking narrative, Hogan sets out to re-synthesize ancient Indian philosophy and myth, with a beauty and literary feeling (called “rasa” in Sanskrit) that are the central aspects of this poem. THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS is richly metaphorical and written in an innovative form where Hogan makes liberal use of the musical features of verse—rhyme, assonance, and alliteration—that combines aspects of formal patterning with the unexpectedness of free verse. There are no spare words—each line is crafted with careful accuracy, cutting with a surgeon’s precision. David Colón, Associate Professor of English and Latino/a Studies at Texas Christian University says, “To read THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS is an act of walking-with, an accompanied meditation—Patrick Colm Hogan’s epic poem is the record of a trance. Mythology made human, humanity made divine, divinity made mythology, a cycle of epiphanies . . . . a tribute to poetry: the task of harnessing the aether.” These unifying tie-ins make THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS an excellent literary achievement to be read by serious poetry lovers and students in mythology or epic literature alike.
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THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS
Paperback, $16.99 | 132 pp., 5” x 8”
ISBN: 978-1940939346 (pbk.)
Release Date: October 1, 2014