On A Personal Mythology. I woke up this morning and realized I hadn’t done Nic Sebastian’s excellent poems full justice in my post last night. I just reworked and expanded my review to demonstrate the ties I find between Forever Will End on Thursday, her new poetry collection, and Walter J. Ong’s theory of orality, which has largely driven my thinking about criticism and aesthetics over the past couple of years. The discovery excites me. I anticipate a long relationship between me and this excellent book of fresh, primal poetry.
After stints as a trial lawyer and a church worker, Peter Stephens has settled in as a Virginia high school English teacher. Peter has read several books and poems. He wrote none of the posts below filed under "Passages." Click the link at the end of each post to see it in the context of the author's original post.View all of Peter's posts.