Out From the Pleiades

[December 2014, Jaded Ibis Press]

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“Leslie McGrath’s Out from the Pleiades is a hybrid gem, a novella in verse that works utterly both as lyric poetry and as story. The life of protagonist Mina Kali, born to the Seven Sisters—a commune of “radical warrior women”–unfolds with an epic sweep, from the moment Mina “raged forth from the dark red dark” to her final love and loss. Out from the Pleiades is a rollicking, raucous, new myth, a classic with its head in Aristophanes and its satiric heart in the 1960s. You will read these poems aloud, laughing, and then find them sneakily haunting you.”

—Susanne Paola Antonetta, author of Make Me a Mother and A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World