by Jane Montgomery Griffiths


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by Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Inspiration, abomination, lesbian pin-up, Christian tear-up, Roman’s reference, Egyptians’ refuse, empty vessel, imaginative void…

2700 years ago, Sappho is the world’s first love poet, the tenth muse of the ancient Greeks, and the inspiration for every lovelorn writer and songster since.

But as the centuries have passed with the coming and goings of hundreds of libidinous handymen restoring her buttresses, history has caught up with Sappho. Her tale has become a gap in time for new generations to pour their needs and desires into, but what is the truth behind her own story? Placed alongside a modern love story of sensuality, sexual awakening and broken-hearts, Sappho... in 9 fragments exposes the timeless undoing of love.

"Delivered with perfectly poised satire…a very illuminating journey through the life—or more precisely the legacy—of this most fascinating writer." - The Age

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Louis Esson Prize for Drama (2011 nominee)

NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Play Award (2011 nominee)

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