Tue, Feb 18 | Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Lee Austin Thompson Homer’s Odyssey

Santa Fe based writer Lee Austin Thompson's lifelong love for classical Greek epics led him to create this verse translation of one of the monumental works of Western culture.
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Lee Austin Thompson Homer’s Odyssey

Date, Time & Location

Feb 18, 2020, 6:00 PM
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

The Odyssey is one of the two surviving tales sung by the ancient bards in the palaces of the great lords during the dark ages of ancient Hellas (Greece) after the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization. As bardic performances they were sung by generation after generation of bards and in the process were honed into arguably the finest poetry Western civilization has produced. Having read the work multiple times in Greek, Lee’s desire to share this wonder and enchantment drove him to translate this poem, a deeply painful and personal account of a hero's suffering and endurance.

Santa Fe based writer Lee Austin Thompson is a poet, Information Technology specialist, Flamenco and classical guitarist and world traveler.