Category Archives: Lit. & Poetry

“Fallen Maiden”: A Look Back at a Political Poem

Fallen Maiden political poem

Update (7/26/2016): The circus of horror that was the 2016 Republican National Convention has come to a close. The DNC has just begun and old themes are still there. While I’ll take the more positive rhetoric of the Dems’ convention

The Individual in Malcolm Lowry’s “Under the Volcano”

Under the Volcano

Malcolm Lowry penned a short story called “Under the Volcano” in 1936. The story isn’t much different from the novel of the same name published ten years later. The protagonist, Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, is a full-blown drunkard