Tag Archives: Olympics

Bring the Liberal Arts to West Point

A military man argues that the military academies have been emphasizing the STEM disciplines while overlooking the traditional liberal arts. This is a mistake, he argues, and mentions the Agincourt speech in “Henry V.” Sir Philip Sidney, another warrior, would agree and would add Pindar’s Olympian odes.

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Women Hockey Players in a State of Nature

A Robert Bly prose poem about hockey to celebrate the exciting Olympics metal rounds.

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Usain Bolt as Shakespeare’s Puck

Like Shakespeare’s Puck, Usain Bolt toys with his opponents.

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Lit Featured in Olympic Ceremonies

The opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics were rich in literary allusions.

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Poets Helped Shape Modern Olympics

Sports Saturday I am adding a new feature to Better Living through Beowulf, which I am calling Sports Saturday.  If you wish to see all of the website’s posts on sports and literature, click on “sports” in the tag cloud. Once again the mesmerizing spectacle of the Olympics has descended upon us as we watch […]

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