The Swans of Pergusa
Poetry by Peter Shaindlin

In The Swans of Pergusa, author Peter Shaindlin liberally and lyrically reinterprets selected mythological tales whimsically celebrated by Ted Hughes in Tales From Ovid and originally cast in Publius Ovidius Naso’s Metamorphoses.

ISBN 978-0983504191 (Hardcover), published June 5, 2015. 198 pages, 6'' x 9''.

ISBN 978-0983504160 (Softcover), published June 5, 2015. 198 pages, 6'' x 9''.

Torched isle
Mouth of lava
Scorched heavens

Skin of Sicily
Dry and shattered
Turned to dust

Typhon rising
Rains upon the warming seas

Catanians, Siracusans
Washed away; Pluto vanquished

Swans of Pergusa
They knew only spring

— from PROSERPINA, The Swans of Pergusa