As a way of getting to political poetics
Terrence Des Pres
In Praises & Dispraises — a book about political poetry finished not long before his awful and untimely death — Terrence Des Pres began with a remarkable chapter on Antigone. I think I’m going to teach this chapter/essay in my course on the holocaust when I teach it next year. Here is a link to a PDF copy. I’ve written about Des Pres (my former teacher) here before; click also on the tag below for more.