Poetry Based on Greek Mythology to be Read at Rutgers-Camden's Cappuccino Academy

Poetry Based on Greek Mythology to be Read at Rutgers-Camden's Cappuccino Academy

For Immediate Release

CAMDEN – Aphrodite and Athena may be the most well-known Greek goddesses, but for Zaharati Morfesis, a writer, poet, and performance artist, Persephone is worth recognizing too. At Rutgers–Camden’s monthly Cappuccino Academy, Morfesis will read from her first book of poetry, Persephone Rising – mythic poetry (Gorgias Press), at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Zaharati Morfesis will read from her new book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

Greek mythology plays a major role in all of Morfesis’ creative work, as her family hails from the island of Ithaca.  After receiving a Rotary scholarship, Morfesis, who provides administrative support at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden, studied goddess mythology for one year in Greece. She has dedicated nearly a decade to Persephone, noting on her website that she connects personally to the goddess’ descent and journey back from the underworld.  

Morfesis has contributed articles to several periodicals and has presented her artwork and poetry internationally. She has also taught in the Department of Fine Arts at Rutgers–Camden, where she earned her master’s degree in liberal studies.

Cappuccino Academy is a series of free public lectures delivered by Rutgers–Camden faculty members at Barnes & Noble in Marlton, located at 200 West Route 70.

For more information, call (856) 225-6627.

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Written by Courtney A. Preston

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