She’s the Tenth Muse, Western literature’s first lyric poet, and a woman who openly, unabashedly loved women and wrote about it–in an extremely patriarchal society where queer women’s experiences were almost universally erased.
But what has come down to us about the life and times of Sappho?
Like her poetry, the picture of Sappho’s life is very fragmentary. This week, we team up with Leesa Charlotte from Sweetbitter to try piecing the puzzle together.
Get the show notes here.