The Antigone PoemsThe Antigone Poems

An intensely personal invocation of the ancient Greek tragedy, The Antigone Poems was created in the 1970s while writer Marie Slaight and artist Terrence Tasker were living in Montreal and Toronto. A bold retelling of the ancient tale of defiance and justice, its poetry and images capture the anguish and despair of the original tale in an unembellished modernized rendition.

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Marie Slaight

Co-founder of the original Studio Altaire in Montreal, Marie Slaight has worked in Montreal, New Orleans, and Buenos Aires as a writer, producer, and performer for film, theatre and music. Her play, Random Shots, was produced at the Theatre Centre in Toronto. She collaborated on a series of short films with Terrence Tasker and was an actor and creative consultant for National Film Board of Canada co-productions. more...

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Terrence Tasker

Terrence Tasker (1947-1992) was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of a lumberjack. Raised in rural western Canada, he went on to become a self-taught artist and filmmaker. He made a series of short films: Steps, The Abortion, and Echo, which screened in New York and Toronto. In 1981 he co-founded and built the original Studio Altaire, a 90-seat theater and visual art gallery that also ran after hours jazz concerts and poetry more...

Author: Marie Slaight

Artist: Terrence Tasker

Category: Poetry / Art

Publication date: June 15th, 2014

Retail price: $24.95 US / $34.95 AUD

ISBN: 978-0-9806447-0-8

Print: Offset, Trade Paperback