of Fire and Blood, Lili Bita reimagines Medea,
Helen of Troy, and
other archetypal heroines of antiquity through a modern feminist sensibility.
These poems, with their lyric directness and force and their powerful
erotic candor, are a distinctive addition to the work of one of today's
most important Greek poets.
Author and actress, Greek-born
Lili Bita has published more than a dozen volumes of fiction and verse,
and has performed classical and modern theater on three continents.
Her work has been translated into several languages and has been widely
anthologized, and she has held residencies and offered master classes
at leading American universities. Lili Bita has also published her memoir,
Sister of Darkness, the powerful story of a woman’s journey of
self-discovery and personal liberation. Bita recently received a Leeway
Foundation Social Change Grant to support production of a dramatized
version of her memoir as a one-woman show in the Philadelphia Fringe
Festival. Please visit www.lilibita.com for more information about the
Praise for Lili Bita
“Lili Bita transcends the
individual woman. Her experiences, love or hatred, birth or death, ecstasy
or despair, become universal.” – Anais Nin
“[Bita’s memoir] Sister
of Darkness is an unforgettable tale of madness and endurance.”
Nuala O’Faolain, bestselling author of Are You Somebody and