Poems that Explore "A World of Haunting Absences"

by Adrian Blevins, associate professor of English (creative writing) Given AwayJennifer Barber ’78Kore Press The lyric sequence comprising Jennifer Barber’s Given Away begins in August and ends in August, recording the speaker’s interactions—one almost wants to say “intercessions”—with a world of haunting absences where “quiet reigns” and “heat gathers in the crown / of an […]

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Alexander’s Veterans and the Early Wars of the Successors Joseph Roisman (classics) University of Texas Press (2012) Alexander the Great is known as one of the most formidable military commanders of all time. But what of the vaunted Greek soldiers who fought for him, conquering Persia, invading India, and creating a vast empire? Scholars have […]

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A Trip to the West Indies – With Historical Baggage

by Chandra D. Bhimull Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature Christopher P. Iannini ’93 University of North Carolina Press (2012) Flesh-eating ants, water lettuce, fly-carriers, mangroves, breadfruit trees, flamingos, and alligators are a few of the populations, places, and plants we encounter in Christopher Iannini’s Fatal Revolutions: Natural […]

Marketing Experts Say Plain Talk Beats Social Media

by Dash Wasserman ’12 The Face-to-Face Book: Why Real Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace Ed Keller and Brad Fay ’87 Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster (May 2012) That social media and online shopping generate buzz around a variety of products and companies is well known. But marketing gurus Ed Keller and […]

Finding Home Amid Myth and Mystery

by Sally Baker The Pink Nectar Café: Myths and Mysteries James Bishop Jr. ’58 Wildcat Publishing (2011) Three decades ago James Bishop Jr. ’58 sat at the bedside of his mother, model and artist Lucile Brokaw, and received her dying wish for him: that he should live in a town in Arizona with a creek […]

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We Won’t Get Fooled Again How the Christian Right Went Wrong, and How to Make America Right Again Gregg Jackson ’90 JAJ Publishing (2011) In this political season the Christian Right often lambasts the Liberal Left. But in this book Gregg Jackson ’90 and Steve Deace, both conservative radio hosts and commentators, save their harshest […]