Salmacis Book Launch with Beth Train-Brown

5 October 2022, Waterstones, Lancaster, Corn Market, 6.30pm

Elizabeth Train-Brown, Salmacis

We’re delighted to be publishing Elizabeth Train-Brown's haunting debut poetry collection, Salmacis, this month, and are looking forward to welcoming you to the book launch at Waterstone's!

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Elizabeth Train-Brown

As recounted by the Roman poet Ovid, a young nymph, Salmacis, one day spied Hermaphroditus bathing; consumed with passion, she entered the water and, begging the gods to allow them to stay together, the two became one – part man, part woman.

An Eclectic Pagan, for Elizabeth Ovid’s fables are more than fiction, and form a framework for exploring identity. Drawing on the rich mythological history associated with the tale of Salmacis and Hermaphroditus, and re-examining the tale through the lens of metaphor, Salmacis: Becoming Not Quite a Woman is a stirringly relatable and powerful exploration of gender, love and identity.