Out of Thebes

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A play became the poems, which became a brand new play! Out of Thebes is in full swing in Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe New Mexican article / Info and Tickets

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“This is a wonderful collection.”

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“In Small Rooms with Gods, Angela Janda makes us stand on the bloody ground of Thebes, and demonstrates once again that come what may ‘there will always be some who will have to die.’  They are all here, Antigone, Creon, Ismene, Eurydice, Haemon, Teiresias, and even Oedipus, and we see them all from a new perspective and from a new light with profound effect. When reading these poems, there were moments when I too lost my hold on the world and rushed on to assure myself that it wasn’t the last one I had. This is a wonderful collection.”

-Douglas Huff, Playwright
Author of Ophelia and Emil’s Enemies

photo by Petr Jerabek | lightimagination.net

photo by Petr Jerabek | lightimagination.net

“…beautifully written and deftly arranged.”

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“Angela Janda’s poems are beautifully written and deftly arranged. Any reader familiar with the tales of Antigone and Oedipus will recognize these ancient figures in this collection. Their tragic resoluteness is there and keenly exposed, yet Ms. Janda’s creative use of language and imagery holds the reader in the contemporary world of swimming pools, candy jars, and wedding bells. Her skillful compositions link the present to the past and the reader feels closer than ever to these figures and their poignant stories.”

-Kerri J. Hame, Ph.D.
Instructional Assistant Professor of Classics
University of Mississippi

photo by Petr Jerabek | lightimagination.net

photo by Petr Jerabek | lightimagination.net