Category Archives: Giebenhain (Katy)

Star Wars & Thousand-Faced Heroes

A poem by Katy Giebenhain about “Star Wars” shows the flaws of its Joseph Campbell roots. She notes that “the hero doesn’t get/through anything alone.”

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Will Supreme Court Slay Robin Hood?

If Obamacare’s mandate is overturned, the moneyed interests will have won. In Giebenhain’s poem, the sheriff will have bested Robin Hood.

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