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New Medieval Poetry: The Lyrical Cyrus Cassells and Joan of Arc

My dear colleague, lyric genius Cyrus Cassells, has just published a poem that should appeal to those interested in medieval women. Called “Spring and the Spirit of Saint Joan,” Cyrus’s newest publication appears in the inaugural issue of AMP from Hofstra University.

In that rushing, animate place
where Saint Joan bent and sipped
from the river, illiterate but immense
peasant girl with her mystic banner,
I bent down, as if to grasp
the gadabout current’s force, the dauntless
horses of her ambition—


Read more about it on my blogpost by clicking on the link under the photo.
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