The Birth of Sapphô

Sapphô is immortalized as one of the greatest lyric poets of all time. Although best known for her sensual love poems to women, some of history's most famous men, including Plato, were seduced by the beauty of her verse.

Despite her legendary reputation, the bulk of Sapphô's poetry has been lost. Popular mythology abounds as to why. Many suggest her work was deliberately destroyed because of its unapologetic eroticism. Scholars are divided.

But this much is certain: Sapphô celebrated the inimitable beauty of every woman. In this same spirit, so too does Sapphô by Kim Smiley.