Persephone Rising is the story of the Greek goddess Persephone that brings to life the ancient world of Greek myth to a modern audience. Involved in a passionate love-triangle, the story of Persephone moves through mythic realms and brings light into the darkness of personal and universal journeys.
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-124-9
Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jul 31,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 126
Persephone Rising is the story of the Greek goddess Persephone as she journeys through the underworld in a tale of love, betrayal, and wisdom. Persephone Rising weaves the ancient and modern world into a rich tapestry creating a new myth; one that evolves into a love-triangle between Hades, Persephone and the Red Queen. The themes of Dreams and Freedom are explored as Persephone moves from the underworld to the world above ground to claim her symbolic identity as the goddess of Spring.
Persephone Rising is a testament to the transformational power of the spirit; of love and forgiveness. Persephone's story is at once mythic and human; taking the reader into both the private and public dimensions of initiation, transformation and renewal.
Zaharati "Jackie" Morfesis is an artist, poet, performer and writer. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Liberal Studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey where she received the Alumni Award for academic achievement. She held a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to Greece in the humanities and arts from 1999-2000 and is an active member of the Greek-American community. An advocate for the underserved with a special interest in prison outreach, she works both nationally and internationally with youth and adults in the visual and literary arts. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, her family’s roots are from Ithaca, Greece.