No, I’m not trying to bolster my slender credentials as either an intellectual or a classicist. On my last trip back home to Omaha, I caught poetry. After committing two blatant acts of doggerel, I decided to go back to the basics. You have to start with the epic tradition—Iliad, Odyssey, Aenid, Beowulf—then move up through Chaucer, Dante, Chanson de Roland, Spenser, Shakespeare ….
Lot of catching up to do ….