The city is born, slippery and feral, and then it grows, collects and casts aside inhabitants that break and reshape the boundaries of mythology. Jessica Halsey’s Lupercalia guides readers through the ruins of stories after smashing against reality. These speculative and fantastical poems represent the search for identity and purpose in a world that challenges the endurance of the human spirit.
From the fall of Icarus to the death of Lot’s Wife, these poems represent how every mythological hero and trial are reflections of our daily lives.
This collection is a revised and updated Second Edition of Jessica Halsey’s two previously published poetry collections, Graveyard and Twisted Myths.