Category Archives: Housman (A. E.)

Soldier, I Wish You Well

Here’s an A.E. Housman poem to honor our men and women in uniform on Veterans Day.

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Out There the World Is Cruel and Loud

The Prodigal Son is a fruitful story for artist projection.

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Poetry Is Stupid (But Will Save Your Life)

Reading poetry is a life insurance policy for when things go bad, Housman tells us.

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