Bilitis said she knew Sappho, truly one of the greatest lesbian love poets who ever existed. She claimed to be a contemporary, a confidant of Sappho. And she wrote some of the most lurid lesbian poetry yet written. All of this was quite scandalous in 19th century Paris, a city known for accommodating lovers. You […]
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Sappho is probably the best known of all the lesbian love poets. Her voice still sings to us, centuries later, and the poetry is still fresh.
The lesbian Love poet Sappho is a true enigma. A problem. A fantasy. Sometimes but a figment of our very vivid imaginations. Perhaps that is why I love reading her. “Sapphic” has come to mean anything relating to love between women, and that alone makes Sappho worth studying. There is pitifully little of Sappho’s original writing […]