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by Lord Flint’s Volunteer I WENT TO the track.
A good night out watching the greyhounds race and having a bet. The mechanical rabbit whizzed past.
Traps sprang open.
Dogs chased.
They ran full tilt.
Perfect canine athletes, they ran as if their lives depended on it.
Trying to catch a mechanical…
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TODAY, in poetry class, we celebrate the marginal achievements of People of Colour. No, don’t try and get out. The doors are locked. Plus, this time it’s worth staying. Alice Walker is a revered Black authoress. In my experience, revered Black authors and authoresses tend to be not very good. They…
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“Our great deeds,” now “half-forgotten things.” Of weariness, and the fatal desire for rest and death . . . submitted and selected by John I. Johnson “On the tenth day we set foot on the land of the lotos-eaters who eat a flowering food. . . . I sent forth certain of my company…
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by Dr. Peter H. Peel When spring lightly touches,
With hand green and golden,
The mountains and fjords,
Then shouts the sea rover,
“A-viking! A-viking!” The hammers are busy,
On weapon and harness.
Then flashes the broad blade,
In every sea hamlet.
The dragon ships, thirsty,…
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EZRA POUND was one of the most influential poets of his time. He was also the most outspoken, especially about Jewish bankers and the damaging effects of usury on nations and society. Pound was well-versed in history and understood that World War II was yet another bankers’ war, with its roots extending…
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Classic EssaysCosmotheism

This great 19th-century poem of Nature-mysticism contains intimations of Cosmotheism. by William Cullen Bryant, 1824 THE GROVES were God’s first temples. Ere man learned
To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave,
And spread the roof above them, — ere he framed
The lofty vault, to gather…
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Classic Essays

FEW WRITERS WHO concur in Ezra Pound’s opinion that “artists are the antennae of the race” take seriously or literally Ezra’s minor premise that the artist has a concomitant obligation to rebroadcast his received wisdom. For his pains over Radio Rome on Mussolini’s…
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Noted Irish writer and poet speaks out by Mike Walsh HELLO, wherever you are and whoever you are. I am Michael Walsh, the Irish writer and poet. I passionately believe in the integrity and the conservation of all races, ethnicities, cultures and religions. These are concepts granted to us by divinity,…
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But after changing his name to Yi Fen Chou, it suddenly was chosen as one of the “Best American Poems of 2015.” SHERMAN ALEXIE read hundreds, maybe thousands, of poems last year while editing the 2015 edition of Best American Poetry, an annual anthology that comes out Tuesday. Just over…
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