Cloud Shadows of Olympus: Collected Poems from 2006 - 2009 weaves a rich tapestry of classical imagery that transports the reader from the gates of Elysium to Cyrus' garden at Pasargad and beyond. Drawing from an encyclopedic knowledge of antiquity and its reception, the author presents a series of vignettes, each of which seamlessly blends past and present. This intimate collection of verses matches erudition with a powerful evocation of a world that bursts alive in the hearts and minds of readers.
Patrick Hunt has taught at Stanford University on an array of subjects including humanities, the arts, archaeology and mythology. Patrick has directed Stanford's Alpine Archaeology Project since 1994, conducting high altitude research in the Great St. Bernard pass between Switzerland and Italy.