A recent book, which came out of a conference on epic in Poitiers in France in 2010, contains essays from both Dr John Holmes and Professor Simon Dentith. The book is The Epic Expands: Rereading & Widening the Epic Corpus, ed. by Vincent Dussol (Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2012).
John Holmes’ essay is on ‘Pagan Epic in Contemporary British Poetry: Hughes and Logue, Ovid and Homer’. Simon Dentith’s essay is entitled ‘Overcoming Historical Distance in the Homeric Versions of Derek Walcott and Michael Longley’.