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‘M’ is for the million things she gave me. Of my mother, my sister, and ‘Shut The Door’, once pretty in pink.

December 20, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note. If you were alive on any Saturday night in 1915 and were of good family, soon after the dinner dishes were removed, soon after the gentlemen’s secret potation was poured and savored, you gathered in the drawing room with its spotless antimacassars and the hapless canaries trapped in …

The poet. The Amir. The ‘crime’. The sentence. Our outrage. Solidarity with Muhammad ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami.

December 10, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note. In 1798 a young English poet named William Wordsworth (1770-1850) took time to consider the momentous events then transpiring in France, events that toppled an ancient dynasty, its great nobility and engorged prelates more interested in living the good life than emulating the simplicity and humanity of Our …