Michial Farmer, Jay Eldred, and Victoria Reynolds Farmer talk about some of Sappho’s poems about art and beauty:
- “Abanthis, Please Pick Up Your Lyre” (Voigt 22);
- “By Giving Me Creations of Their Own” (Voigt 57);
- “What Farm Girl” (Voigt 57);
- “But I Love Extravagance” (Voigt 118);
- “And This Next Charming Ditty” (Voigt 160).
- Our translations of Sappho: Aaron Poochigian (2009), and Philip Freeman (2016).
- Sappho is the other dude in Sweet Home Alabama.
- Jay may have thought about Terry Pratchett’s Soul Music.
- “Desire moves like a dress” sounds like a Melissa Etheridge song.
- Jay might have seen Michael Richards’s Tar Baby vs. St. Sebastian.
- Michial misquotes Harold Bloom misquoting Oscar Wilde:
Art is perfectly useless, according to the sublime Oscar Wilde, who was right about everything. He also told us that all bad poetry is sincere. Had I the power to do so, I would command that these words be engraved above every gate at every university, so that each student might ponder the splendor of the insight.
- The only Greek Michial speaks is kalamata.
- Our theme music was provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
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