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Wilfred Owen

August 2014

Neil McCarthy | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

On the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I, with children dying in the streets of Gaza and the world still blowing up at discordantly frequent intervals, I was thumbing through a book of poems by Wilfred Owen.

The Great War, Literature, and Us

Greg Garrett | Posted 10.04.2014 | Books
Greg Garrett

This morning, on the one hundred year anniversary of Britain's declaration of war against Germany and entry in what was to be known as The Great War, I attended a memorial Eucharist at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, Wales.

World War I Poets: An Interview With Alfred Corn

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

Therefore, I've decided to focus on the great poets of World War I through an interview with Alfred Corn, a poet equally well-recognized in both America and in the U.K.

Daily Meditation: Maundy Thursday

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

What's in a Fludde?

Tony Woodcock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

One of the most creative and inventive films I've seen recently was Wes Anderson's 2012 Moonrise Kingdom, with all the strange oddities of style, camera angles, and storyline that make this director's work so compelling and so memorable.

The Crack-Up Book

Charles Barber | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science
Charles Barber

I tell my students, if you want to learn about depression, don't read the DSM. Read The Crack-Up. If you want to understand grief, read Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking.

Britain Discovers a New (Yet Very Old) War Poet

John Lundberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Lundberg

Like famed World War I poet Wilfred Owen, Dennis Wilson paints a harsh and unflinching portrayal of war from a soldier's perspective.

11/11/11 Will Be Celebrated as Originally Intended: As Armistice Day!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Coleen Rowley

It's too bad Americans, as a whole, unlike Europeans, have forgotten this important history of Armistice Day and in fact have reverted to celebrating war as heroic.

Four Haunting Poems for Halloween

John Lundberg | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
John Lundberg

With Halloween just around the corner, I think it's a good time to share some of my favorite frightening poems.

Soldier to Poet (Part II)

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Muske-Dukes

One generally expects those in position to wage war to avoid it, to make damn sure that outcomes are worth more than the inordinate destruction we have got to expect.

The Myth Of The Wussy Poet

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

While introducing Hillary Clinton at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio last week, Tom Buffenbarger, President of the International Association of Machinists...