Apart from this present compilation, then, there appear to be no collections of verse-letters written by men in the personas of women since Ovid’s Heroides. I found this quite surprising, because to my accomplished literary taste, such a verse-letter has a number of quite useful qualities, all of which I’ve drawn upon for the letters and diary-entries and reports that I’ve retrospectively placed in the hands of some exceptional Australian women.”
– Timoshenko Aslanides
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Timoshenko Aslanides’ first book of poems, The Greek Connection, won him the British Commonwealth Poetry Prize for 1978 for the best first book of poems in English, published the previous year in the British Commonwealth of Nations.