Greg Hewett

The Eros Conspiracy

The Eros Conspiracy is an urbane, sophisticated meditation on sexuality, politics, and history, from ancient Greece to our time, with impressive forays into the failed Soviet imperium, Mao’s China, and Rimbaud’s France. Hewett’s poetic tableau assembles Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Karl Marx, Michelangelo, Marlon Brando, Paul Klee, Dante, Zhou Enlai, Homer, Loenardo da Vinci, Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe and a host of others, who animate his fanciful but deeply serious consideration of the idea of revolution in art and thought. Such ambition for the lyric mode is well realized here, and readers will be enchanted.”
–Carolyn Forche

“There’s a deep pathos to this love story that winds up being profoundly political in the most personal of ways. A rare feat, and beautifully executed.”
–Cole Swensen

“Greg Hewett’s epistolary romp resurrects heroes and anti-heroes from myth, history and art and sets them against an erotic imagination to wrestle with ideals of sadness, beauty, revolution, and oblivion.”
–C.D. Wright

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"Hewett is a poet desperate to know- that "knowledge" is never cheap and always comes at great cost is of no importance because, if anything, his poet mistrusts simple vision, he aims deeper, darker. The stakes are high for this poet and his gamble pays off stunningly."
–Kazim Ali
Poetry
“Hewett is a master architect of the poetic suite…stylistically inventive, provocative and illuminating.”
–D.A. Powell
The Eros Conspiracy is an urbane, sophisticated meditation on sexuality, politics, and history….”
–Carolyn Forche
“A luminous and alluring book, artful in the best sense of never advertising its art….”
–Bruce Bond

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