Mini-Epic Poetry: Agency and Free-Will by Nicole Coonradt
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Mini-Epic Poetry: Agency and Free-Will by Nicole Coonradt

Special mini-epic poetry feature by Nicole Coonradt. I teach Great Books at a small liberal arts college. In the first of a two-course sequence, students read texts from the Ancient to Medieval periods, beginning with Homer and concluding with Dante. Those questions regarding human agency and divinity continue to inform our understanding of literature, but … Continue reading

Poetry: Beirut, 1976 by Terry Douglas
International / Poetry

Poetry: Beirut, 1976 by Terry Douglas

Beirut. One word that can conjure up so many intense reactions. Terry Douglas, a poet and author, lived in Beirut at the opening of the Civil War that lasted for well over a decade. His poem is on a sniper’s bullet, chaos of war and life.

“Fingering the burst of lead,
Shark rough after glancing the wall,
I contemplate my fate … . Continue reading