Author: Matthew Hamilton

The Messerschmidt Poems

Over the years, a surplus of art historians, doctors, and psychologists, have scratched their heads over the interpretation of the Character Heads from the German sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783). They have suggested that the busts were the result of…

The Many Uses of Mint

After reading Ravi Shankar’s latest poetry collection, The Many Uses of Mint, I was reminded of the words from George Orwell writing after World War II: “One ought to recognize that the present political chaos is connected with the decay…

Confess

“The poet makes sense of the world of experience through his ability to discover the ways various sense impressions may form a cohesive reality,” writes David Withun, a professor of literature at Savannah Classical Academy, in The Imaginative Conservative. “For…

Think of Me

After reading Nicholas Trandahl’s second collection of poetry, Think of Me, I was immediately drawn to the words of the poet, Gregory Orr: “The survival value of personal lyric… is to help us express and regulate our emotional lives, which…