Victoria Reynolds Farmer, Katie Grubbs, and Christina Bieber Lake talk about some of Sappho’s poems about love:
- “Some Call Ships, Infantry, or Horsemen” (Lobel-Page 16);
- “That Fellow Strikes Me as God’s Double” (Lobel-Page 31);
- “Star Clusters Near the Fair Moon Dim” (Lobel-Page 34);
- “Like a Gale Smiting an Oak” (Lobel-Page 47);
- “I Loved You Once” (Lobel-Page 49);
- “In All Honesty, I Want to Die” (Lobel-Page 94);
- “Off in Sardis” (Lobel-Page 96);
- “Sweet Mother, I Can’t Take Shuttle in Hand” (Lobel-Page 102);
- “That Impossible Predator” (Lobel-Page 130);
- “Atthis, You Looked at What I Was” (Lobel-Page 131);
- “You Were at Hand” (Voigt 48);
- “Stand and Face Me” (Voigt 138);
- “Moon and the Pleides Go Down” (Voigt 168b).
- Our translations of Sappho: Anne Carson (2002), Jim Powell (2007), and Philip Freeman (2016).
- Victoria thinks Sappho has an Ani DiFranco vibe.
- Helen’s face launched a thousand ships.
- Sappho seems to predict green sickness.
- Victoria also sees prefigurings of Marvell and the carpe diem tradition.
- Christina points us to Glenn W. Most’s “Reflecting Sappho.”
- Victoria quotes Stephen Booth on Shakespeare’s sexuality:
“Shakespeare was almost certainly homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual. The sonnets provide no evidence on the matter.”
- Katie connects V168b to Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed.” Victoria connects it to Billie Holiday. And Tori Amos.
- Walter Pater said that all art aspires to music.
- Our theme music was provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
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