John Barton has adapted the texts of Greek historian Thucydides and a Socratic dialogue from Plato into 'The War That Still Goes On.' The text is a mixture of tragic, comic and political material as originally voiced in ancient Greece.
Platowas a Greek philosopher born in Athens during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. He was a student of Socrates and taught Aristotle. He founded the Academy, the most influential school of the ancient world. The Republic is his best-known work.
John Barton is a poet, essayist, editor and writing mentor. His books include Polari, For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin: Selected Poems; Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay-Male Poets; We Are Not Avatars: Essays, Memoirs, Manifestos; and The Essential Douglas LePan, which won a 2020 eLit Award. Formerly the co-editor of Arc Poetry Magazine and editor of The Malahat Review, he now lives in Victoria, where he is the fifth poet laureate.