Poetry. "Arg�elles is the living embodiment of the epic strain. He gives us genuinely singing lines, a music worthy of Homer himself, but in a polyform that Homer could never have imagined. ENIGMA & VARIATIONS integrates an empire's brutal history with parallel mythos and an eternal hymn to the omnipresent goddess with a panoramic scope that defies the limitations of human consciousness. In so doing it opens us to the great mystery beyond"--Jake Barry.