Eliot’s “Prufrock” Gets Comic Book Makeover


Let us go then, you and I… Montreal illustrator Julian Peters has just released the first nine-pages of his comic-book adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s classic poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”

The poem, one of the canonical works of modernism, was written in 1910 and published five years later. Julian Peters, who has also released comic-book adaptations of Poe, Keats, and Rimbaud, says he intends to make the piece available as a limited edition zine. In a minute, there is time!

Kaveh Akbar's poems appear in the New Yorker, Poetry, Paris Review, Best American Poetry, New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017) and a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, published by Sibling Rivalry. The recipient of a Levis Reading Prize and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Kaveh is the founding editor of Divedapper, a home for interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson. More from this author →