Gone Vol 1
hand-painted chapbook with redacted pages from Sophocles' Theban Plays
Gone Vol 1 is a blend of hand-stamped original text, oil painting, and erasure poetry. The source texts are taken from Sophocles' Theban Plays: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Each erasure poem is framed with lines from the longer original poem, and place the contemporary writing in conversation with classical tragedy. The relationship between Antigone (and/as the poetic voice of the text) and her family is often the focus, exploring thoughts about inherited violence, the desire for protection and revenge for one's blood relatives, the fascination with death survivor's guilt, and promises made, broken, and hoped for.