Sappho Does Hay(na)ku
by Scott Keeney, illustrated by Jennifer Pesavento
Sappho Does Hay(na)ku is a collection of 77 poems that deal in love, lust and sarcasm. They are a mix of interpretations, translations and variations of Greek poet Sappho’s work. One of the first complete hay(na)ku anthologies, author Scott Keeney gives us an easy to read and fresh take on provocative topics.
This is an illustrated, full color book.
“Sappho Does Hay(na)ku is poetry that begs to be read. It doesn’t lifelessly sit on the page, it sticks its hands out, grabs your collar, and pulls you in close. At moments the pieces are touching, playful, sexy, funny — they are always engaging. The poems often end differently than you would imagine, making the work fresh and smart. While being that, it is also incredibly accessible, you needn’t know anything about Greek goddesses or poetry to enjoy this work.
I really do recommend Sappho Does Hay(na)ku. It has poetry for every mood and every situation. Every time I pick it up it gets better.” -J. Mingolello
“I like these interpretations, translations, and variations, because they really capture the brassy candor which still draws readers to the world’s most famous lesbian.” – William B Keckler, author & award winning poet
About the Author
Scott Keeney’s poems have appeared in many print and online literary magazines, including Anything Anymore Anywhere, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, failbetter.com, Juked, Milk, Mudfish, Mudlark, New York Quarterly, Poetry East, SHAMPOO, and Stirring. He lives in Connecticut.