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Nathanael O’Reilly, New Poems Published in Ireland and Northern Ireland

New poems by Nathanael O’Reilly were published on World Poetry Day (March 21st) in Poetry Northern Ireland’s FourXFour journal, and Nothing Substantial, a creative writing journal published in Dublin. O’Reilly has new poems forthcoming in the journals Antipodes and Backstory, published in the United States and Australia, and has been commissioned to write a personal… Read more »

Linda K. Hughes, “_The Princess_ and the Generosity of Tennyson’s Imagination”

“The Princess and the Generosity of Tennyson’s Imagination,” by Linda K. Hughes, has been published in the Tennyson Research Bulletin (U.K.) 11.2 (November 2018): 110-28. Tennyson’s long poem, which went through several versions after first appearing in 1847, took up the then uncommon subject of women’s university education. In addition to detailing changes in the poem that were… Read more »

Stacie McCormick, “August Wilson and the Anti-spectacle of Blackness and Disability in Fences and Two Trains Running”

Stacie McCormick‘s essay analyzes two characters in August Wilson’s oeuvre: Gabriel of Fences and Hambone of Two Trains Running. Dr. McCormick contends that because of their resistance to regulation, rationalization, and containment in the face of their perceived disruption of various sensorial fields, Gabriel’s and Hambone’s performances constitute anti-spectacle in that they force the characters within the… Read more »