After a brief hiatus to host a successful in-person graduation for the Wyoming Catholic College Class of 2020, Dr. Arbery returns to his beloved poetry with William Butler Yeats’s “Sailing to Byzantium.”
Inspired by his grandchildren and their innate love of poetry, Dr. Arbery reflects on Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky.” The podcast episode he references, in which he fleshes out a bit more of his thinking behind “A Ragged Patch of Glow,” can be found at www.wyomingcatholic.edu/podcast#current.
Inspired by a recent article from America Magazine's Ashley McKinless, Dr. Arbery examines A. E. Housman’s “To an Athlete Dying Young.” The article can be found at www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/05/01/visit-rural-catholic-college-has-171-students-12-horses-and-zero-textbooks.
“I have started a blog just to look at a lyric poem a day—insights, glimpses of emotion, intuitions of beauty. I don’t have a program of instruction in mind, just a way to draw on the heights and depths of the capacities of language. I hope that the poems bring a moment or two of clarity.” -- Dr. Glenn Arbery, President of Wyoming Catholic College