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Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian

Cormac McCarthy turned up to John Milton’s house. I want to write something about greed and pride and the evil in man’s heart. I heard you wrote a great poem about that. “I’m not sure if that’s such a good idea. The methods and stylistic techniques I used in Paradise Lost were new in their time but ...

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The Troubles and Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney passed away earlier today. Social media is, rightly so, alight with recollections of his great work. While remembering his poetic brilliance comes easy, we should also remember that, in difficult times, Heaney refused to be captured as a propaganda tool. In “Flight Path” he remembers being accosted by Danny Morrison during the hunger ...