Women of Fire and Blood

Lili Bita

ISBN 978-0-977461-07-3

About the Book

In Women 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.

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 Almost There

About the Author

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 author.