Looking for a really long poem and you’ve already read The Odyssey? Probably not, but you should still check out these novels in verse.
by Anthony Burgess
Call Number: PR6052.U638 B961997
A linguistic masterpiece from the writer of A Clockwork Orange, Byrne is the story of an Irish artist who descends into a pit of gluttony and excess and eventually disappears after joining up with the Third Reich. Clever rhymes and ribald humor abound.
by Derek Walcott
Call Number: PR9272.9.W3 O441990
Based on The Odyssey, Omeros, which is Greek for Homer, is a story of the private sufferings of individuals in exile during the time of American-Indian losses and African enslavement. Written in five books, in a circular narrative fashion, Omeros is a deeply moving modern epic told in stunning verse.