Winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize, Michael Homolka's Antiquity offers the present infused with the past, from Ancient Greece to the Holocaust to contemporary battlefields. A haunting and evocative debut.

"Each poem is a heady, mysterious, evocative cocktail of zeitgeists.

—Amy Gerstler

"Homolka’s alluring debut seamlessly tiles scenes of past and present to create a mosaic that is constantly conscious of the inescapability of time…. Aware that he is presenting perennial human questions in new imagery, Homolka lets his metaphors do the work so that the craft, not cleverness, shines through."

—Publishers Weekly

“Thoughtful, piercing, and sometimes startling in its darker moments, this collection echoes long.”


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