THROUGH THE EMBERS
Maggs Vibo is an author, scholar, and artist enchanted with folklore studies lurking in the fringes. When she isn't obsessing over poetry, she draws inspiration from the Hawaiian island of O'ahu where she works as an Education Coordinator. Click to read her interview with Canvas Rebel.
Vibo's art orients towards poetic experimentation within many theoretical frameworks. Her meditative practice emphasizes burning text into ash poetry (see Ashes to Ashes available in pluriversalis at Paper View Independent Publishing). Study her ongoing treatise of art (read Artist Statement).
Vibo writes fire rituals regularly. A cauldron of musings simmers (see Blog).
Vibo's latest participation is at Dulles International Art Gallery through 2027 and in the 95th Annual Juried Exhibition at Honolulu Printmakers. Past art projects were at the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Washington, DC., an art show at L'Air Arts in Atelier 11 at Cité Falguière, Paris, FR, and an artist showcase at The Library of Congress. Read about her life (HERSTORY) or study (Extended Projects List).
Now their prince, fleet-footed Achilles, was invited by the Achaean leaders, to dine with King Agamemnon, though he was still grieving deeply and they found him hard at first to persuade. When they all reached Agamemnon’s hut, they told the clear-voiced heralds to set a great cauldron on the fire, in hopes of tempting Achilles to wash the blood from his body. But he refused, and made a vow: ‘By Zeus, the mightiest and best of gods, no water shall come near my head until I have laid Patroclus on the pyre, heaped up his mound, and shorn my hair, for I shall never grieve more deeply while I’m among the living. Let us yield to the necessity for food, however loathsome that prospect, but at dawn, Lord Agamemnon, order wood to be gathered, and provide all that is needed when a dead man enters the deepest darkness, so that Patroclus’ body may be swiftly consumed, and the army return to its toil."
Homer (c. 750 BCE), The Iliad
Book XXIII: 1–53
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