Whose Terror?

Posted on November 2, 2023
Image: Scenes from Israel (left, Yehuda Bergstein) and Gaza (right, Anas-Mohammed); Shutterstock.

I remember hearing the news and thinking that this was going to end badly for everyone. I had no idea just how bad things would get.

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Afterword to an Introduction

Posted on November 9, 2023
Image: THR illustration; Amelia Rosselli in the 1960s; background art by Lisa Buchanan.

The special challenge of presenting a poet whose work is neither new nor widely known.

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The Anti-Poetry of John Milton

Posted on November 21, 2023
Image: Satan Watching the Caresses of Adam and Eve (detail), 1808, by William Blake (1757–1827); public domain, via Wikimedia Commons; https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Blake_-_Satan_Watching_the_Caresses_of_Adam_and_Eve_-_WGA02226.jpg.

There is nothing winsome about this Jesus, but winsomeness is not, Milton believes, what we need from him.

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