To be able to put a poetic voice to timeless art is a noble enterprise. I’m proud to have been a part of it.”

—Joe Mantegna

The image of excellence, strength, courage and sacrifice embodied in the Met’s ancient statue of a wounded warrior still resonates today in this war-torn world. For war is a particularly human endeavour that has persisted since the dawn of civilisation, but then again, as Tinti’s poem reminds us, so is love.

—Seán Hemingway

Fiction & Poetry