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Benjamin Myers

Benjamin Myers
Benjamin Myers is a former Poet Laureate of the State of Oklahoma and the author of three books of poetry, including Lapse Americana (New York Quarterly Books, 2013). His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, Measure, Image, 32 Poems, and elsewhere; his prose may be read in many journals, including First Things, Books and Culture, and World Literature Today. A graduate of the University of the Ozarks and of Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Myers is the Crouch-Mathis Professor of Literature at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he teaches courses in creative writing, English and American literature, and Western civilization.
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Poetry will not improve our students' job prospects or make them better office workers, but it is more important now than ever to teach poetry because it offers a unique antidote to the superficiality that dominates American culture. Poetry calls us back to tradition and calls us...
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The main reason Western civilization, with an emphasis on “Great Books,” deserves a prominent—indeed, the prominent—place in the curriculum of the Christian university is stewardship: This study is how we lay claim to our rightful inheritance of wisdom, nobility, and gracefulness...