The Antigone PoemsThe Antigone Poems

'These poems are...visceral in two ways: in the manner of a punch to the gut, and in an instinctive reaction to pieces of flesh slapping together. One image seems violent and the other sensual, but Ms. Slaight is able to apply them interchangeably... they effectively knock the wind out of me or make me swallow hard...' - Celina Cuadro

‘Haunting...a disturbingly poignant and startlingly vivid portrait of one woman’s suffering in the face of pain and heartbreak. It will surely not be forgotten after the turn of the last page.’ - The San Francisco Book Review

'The book itself is an exquisite artefact – something to keep and re-read. Though the poetry isn’t pleasant, it’s powerful, evocative and uncovers a universal vein of anguish that will resonate with all readers.' - Maggie Ball, Compulsive Reader

' the defiant daughter of the House of Thebes the soul that Sophocles could not.' - New Pages

'Divided into five chapters, Slaight’s stark, simple writing speaks volumes about pain, love, suffering and eroticism. The poetry is dark and sensual, occasionally disconcerti...' - The Portland Book Review

'Layered within a spiral of symbols and recurring images are all the themes of the original myth and the tragic Greek play: war, death, love, eros, betrayal, rebellion, punishment, exile, hopelessness, silence' - Englewood Review of Books