The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment by Anne Waldman
The Iovis Trilogy, Anne Waldman's monumental feminist epic, traverses epochs, cultures, and genres to create a visionary call to poetic arms. Iovis details the misdeeds of the Patriarch, and with a fierce imagination queries and subverts his warmongering. All of Waldman's themes come into focus—friendship, motherhood, politics, and Buddhist wisdom. This is epic poetry that goes beyond the old injunction, "to include history"—its effort is to change history.
This transformative twenty-five-year labor is published here for the first time in its historic entirety, including the first two out-of-print volumes.
Coffee House Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781566892551. 1003 pp.
Hardcover. Fine in a fine jacket.