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Patrick Whalen

Patrick Whalen
Patrick Whalen is Headmaster of St. Martin's Academy in southeast Kansas. Mr. Whalen is a Ph.D. candidate at Washington University in St. Louis and holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan. He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
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A culture that fails to represent, or that misrepresents its wars in all their glory, gravity, and tragedy, is a weaker polity. Epic poetry, with its stark recording of the facts and feelings of war, can give cultures and communities access to the reality of warfare and...
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Wallace Stevens’ poetry is replete with examples of this effort to understand and articulate the poet as creator of things and meaning... Wallace Stevens wrote in a letter to a friend that “fter all, I like...