Up until now, I have spent most of my research activity attempting to solve some of the many puzzles posed by the fragments of the Greek tragic poets, approaching the material from an analytical and interpretative perspective. Of late, however, I have become more interested in finding ways to enable a greater number of people to encounter these little-known pieces of poetry for themselves. As a result, I am planning to spend my up-coming sabbatical in 2011-12 retelling the myths of the Trojan War in the form of a narrative mosaic, by translating the relevant tragic fragments, as well as quotations from other ancient texts, and supplying the missing parts of the story with my own words. It is my goal eventually to publish the project, thereby making a substantial body of fragments accessible to a wider audience. Since I have no experience in either literary translation or creative writing, I am applying for a New Directions Grant that will allow me to attend the Summer Writing Program of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, from June 13 to July 10, 2011. Due to its timeframe and the focus of instruction, this program fits my needs especially well. In addition to preparing me for this particular project, the opportunity to participate in this workshop will also have a profound effect on my thinking as a scholar and teacher more generally, by deepening my intellectual and aesthetic appreciation of the English language.