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Steve Mentz Reviews David Hadbawnik’s Aeneid 3 & 4

Dawn Pendergast

This year’s installment is books 3 and 4, Aeneas telling the story of his post-Troy wanderings followed by his abandoning of Dido and her suicide. The two slim volumes with their small pages and short lines have a miniaturizing force, compressing the hero’s wanderings and queen’s erotic tragedy into sharply turned phrases and shocking revelations...

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Lisa Ampleman reviews The Aeneid—From Books 1 and 2. Translated by David Hadbawnik.

Dawn Pendergast

In David Hadbawnik's translation of the Aeneid, Aeneas describes the Trojans who flee after Priam's death as "pussies." He calls Helen of Troy "that bitch," and Hector, in a dream, says to Aeneas, "RUN / fuckhead." These are not the words of a stilted, archaic epic. This chapbook is faithful to the themes and plots of Virgil, but Hadbawnik's language makes the Aeneid entirely new, a la Anne Carson.  (Reviewed by Lisa Ampleman in Diagram 14.1)

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Marthe Reed reviews "Front Page News" by Jen Hofer

Dawn Pendergast

We're thrilled to point to the latest review of Front Page News by Marthe Reed, now available on Rain Taxi

"Political, ambitious, visual, and compact, Jen Hofer’s Front Page News pulls its readers out of quotidian distraction and into a heated cynosure, the clipped, cryptic language reconfiguring the blatant emotional manipulation of news media and our own hunger for its “sizzurp.” It’s a remarkable collection, and makes one long for the full-length manuscript to find its way into print soon."

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