Uninvited: Talking Back to Plato

Uninvited: Talking Back to Plato (McGill-Queens University Press, 2020)

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In this collaborative book project, Carrie Jenkins and I respond to and reimagine Plato’s Symposium in a hybrid poetry/fiction format. You’ll find our own versions of the speeches of the text – of Phaedrus, of Aristophanes, of Diotima, etc – as inspired by Tarot cards, outer space, a love affair between Sappho and Medusa, and much more. We’re very excited that Uninvited: Talking Back to Plato will be coming out with McGill-Queen’s University Press in May 2020. Stay tuned for related events as we celebrate the book coming into the world!

For a sneak peek at some of the poems, check out a series of poems inspired by the “Socrates Questions Agathon” speech, now out in Geist 111. We also wrote about the project in a little piece for The Philosophers’ Magazine.  Enjoy!