Thursday, 2 June 2011
New work by Jeremy Page, Charlotte Gann, Clare Best and Tamar Yoseloff
Jeremy Page’s new translations of Catullus’s Lesbia poems are published by The Ashley Press this month as The Cost of All Desire. The collection will be launched at the University of Sussex on 21 June. Copies are available from The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ at £5 inclusive of post and packing, and can also be ordered from any good bookshop or from Amazon.
Lesbia hurls the foulest insults
at me in her husband’s presence,
and that idiot exults in every one,
the mule-brained cretin.
If she forgot about me
and kept her peace,
then he could feel secure.
When she snarls at me
it’s because she remembers,
and remembering hurts.
And she talks
because she’s burning.