Author(s): Vana Manasiadis
The poems in Ithaca Island Bay Leaves: a mythistorima weave the mythic into the every day. Characters from Greek mythology appear in present-day Wellington, while the poet's grandparents and mother become characters in a magic-real mythology. This debut collection has been described by Stephanie de Montalk as alive 'with acute observation and insight, and the warmth of Vana Manasiadis's alluring, original poetic voice.'
Vana Manasiadis was born in Wellington in 1973 and completed a Master of Arts in creative writing at Victoria University in 2005. In-between times she has taught classics, drama and English, and lived in Athens, Paris and Bologna. She currently resides in Crete.
Plexis Periplexis -- Hook for a Tale -- Nostalgic Nestor -- Historic Istor -- Etymological Kefte -- King of Mycenae -- Hectic Hector -- Talking Tectonics -- Son of Chaos -- Metamorphic Paris -- The Illuminated Chronicle of Constantine Manasses -- Properties -- Tsamiko -- Known Mansions -- The Rock -- Island Hoppers -- Shed by the Tree -- Icarus -- The Apocrypha, or Tapes of Penthos -- The Argonaut -- Shoebox -- Vaso's Chronicles -- Elegy -- Epistrophe -- Ithaca Island Bay Leaves -- Penelope the Mythic -- Sophocles' Workshop -- The Saloni -- The Front Line -- Wakefield Park -- The Sewing Room -- Dixon Street -- Lexicon, Found Inbetween.