I’ve been thinking a lot about paradigm shifts lately. Not just the cultural shifts like COVID-19, but the smaller, personal shifts too. Like the founding, and the closing, of Scholars & Rogues.
Joe Paterno is not looking guiding Coach Franklin and the Penn State football team from on high. Paterno is looking up from the Eighth Circle of Hell and wishing he’d been a decent human being instead of just a decent football coach.
Dante created “contrapasso” – the idea that divine punishment of the damned in Hell would mirror the sin being punished.
Poets have the (un)enviable duty to explore the entirety of human experience, from birth to death and everything in between. But in my experience, few poets have tried to fully explore the […]