Stanley Lombardo is well known for his gorgeous translations of classical poetry, including the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid. He is a professor of Classics at the University of Kansas, and one of the founding members of the Kansas Zen Center. This episode of the Kansas Blotter podcast is a recording of Mr. Lombardo reading sections of his translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses at the Raven bookstore, on April 26th, 2011. Denise Lowe, former Kansas Poet Laureate, is the reader of Stan’s introduction. Poet Kenneth Irby can be heard assuring Stan that “skanky” is still commonly used in the vernacular.
Episode 34: Stanley Lombardo