Prometheus the Firebringer

1985

by Stephen W. Sweigart


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/20/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781480849174
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781480849181

About the Book

The myth of Prometheus tells of a powerful Greek Titan who stole fire from Olympus and brought it to Earth as a gift to mankind. He was punished for lighting the world, and modern artists sometimes suffer the same fate. They bring enlightenment only to be shunned; they share parts of themselves only to go mad in the giving. Yet, creation continues, no matter the cost.

Sweigart’s creative words bring text alive, and vivid descriptions allow readers to feel pain and despair as well as hear music in their imaginations. The work is challenging in the best of ways as poems entertain until the final page. Prometheus brought light to a dark world, just like artists who pay the price for their brilliance but continue creating anyway.


About the Author

Stephen W. Sweigart has a bachelor’s degree from Temple Univerity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the author of six poetry books and has worked in the floor covering industry for thirty-five years. He currently lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.