Writers & Poets

Straight Man: An FPR Revaluation

220px-StraightMan December 3, 2014
Her breasts are too good for the local market.
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Berry at SAMLA

November 25, 2014
Jeffrey Bilbro reviews Wendell Berry's appearance at SAMLA.
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Playing With Turtles

November 14, 2014
Spring Arbor, MI (Editor’s note: Like any real front porch, FPR seeks to be a place where children are valued and welcome. Much of what we do seeks the seriousness of a child at play. This is, to my knowledge,…
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The Bombadil Option

November 13, 2014
Manchester, CT “Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow, Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow. None has ever caught him yet, for Tom, he is the master: His songs are stronger songs, and his feet are
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C.S. Lewis, Insomnia, and the Charientocracy

cs_lewis-heretic October 14, 2014
… which bleeds at a touch but scratches like a wildcat ...
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Seeing Our (Non-Cosmopolitan) Selves

September 29, 2014
[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Some years ago, some of the folks behind F5, an alternative weekly newspaper here in Wichita, started a different (and, as it turned out, short-lived) publication, titled simply “Wichita City Paper.” As part of the…
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Lanterns on the Levee: A Slender Revaluation

Breslin Tower and Walsh Ellett Hall, University of the South September 17, 2014
... and doing so in syllables of sweetness and light.
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How Marx Explains the Pomo-Con/Front-Porch Divide, In Four Easy Steps

karlmarxlego June 4, 2014
[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Via Rod Dreher, I see that the occasionally interesting blog Postmodern Conservative has departed its longtime home at the (often, if not always) theoconservative journal First Things and has relocated to the National Review,…
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Now is the Summer of Our Discontent

Winter-Background-Pictures-167 February 19, 2014
Where's my wanton ambling nymph?
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Gettysburg at 150: Some Essays

November 19, 2013
Holland, MI My wife will be the first to point out that I’m not much of one for marking anniversaries, but it seems – to use Lincoln’s language – fitting and right to take note of the fact that today…
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Longing for Home Over Glory: An Artful Interpretation of the Epic Poems by Homer and Virgil

Aeneas_Creusa_Louvre_OA7554 October 17, 2013
Dramatic paths to glory are viewed with skepticism in our modern democratic age. As Tocqueville suggests, “amongst democratic nations ambition is ardent and continual, but its aim is not habitually lofty; and life is generally spent in eagerly coveting small…
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What You Need to Know About John Lukacs

JohnLukacs October 14, 2013
John Lukacs (1924-) is one of the last great narrative historians, to be numbered among Jacques Gibbon, Jacques Barzun, George Kennan and Samuel A. Huntington. Lukacs wrote more than twenty books, erudite histories but ones that were accessible to the wider…
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S.O.L.

Carter October 8, 2013
Madness may be measured among oncologists who desire unlimited growth.
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History as Parable

Fur_traders_in_canada_1777 September 18, 2013
History is never merely history.
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The Limerick and the Liturgy

math-limerick September 4, 2013
The form is the content.
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What You Need to Know About Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

chekhov August 29, 2013
This is an entry in FPR’s One Thousand Words series. Over the next few months, perhaps longer, several dozen contributors will tell us what we need to know about a wide variety of figures—some obscure, some not—in one thousand words
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