Writing Prompt: Mythologizing the Present, Recasting the Past


Matthew Shenoda’s latest collection of poems  Tahrir Suite, takes the contemporary event of the Egyptian Revolution and recasts it in an epic, mythological light by casting two figures, Isis and Tekla, as epic subjects. Write a poem that brings a myth into a contemporary moment or that elevates a contemporary moment  to the mythic sphere.

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