Lee Oser

Novelist and critic Lee Oser teaches English at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Poetry

CLASSICS Classics pile up on your desk — like unopened mail From the old man’s bank, not blank checks For endless free interpretation, But a mounting high inheritance tax, Assessing and possessing your imagination With truth, ...

Poetry

CLASSICS Classics pile up on your desk — like unopened mail From the old man’s bank, not blank checks For endless free interpretation, But a mounting high inheritance tax, Assessing and possessing your imagination With truth, ...

Poetry

THE MESSENGER This blind matter troubleth my wit.                                                              Everyman We waited for the messenger all night, A mixed report though certainly it shocks, When summoning what little souls we have He drums them like dumb echoes ...

Poetry

THE MESSENGER This blind matter troubleth my wit.                                                              Everyman We waited for the messenger all night, A mixed report though certainly it shocks, When summoning what little souls we have He drums them like dumb echoes ...

Poetry

ANGELICO’S CRUCIFIXION Tempera and gold on wood, circa 1445 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue Here is faith’s erotic life, Prayer’s unfallen touch, whose brushstrokes hold Strange virtues even now to halt And hush our ...

Poetry

ANGELICO’S CRUCIFIXION Tempera and gold on wood, circa 1445 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue Here is faith’s erotic life, Prayer’s unfallen touch, whose brushstrokes hold Strange virtues even now to halt And hush our ...

Poetry

MEMORIES OF ENGLAND So, having tackled most of Churchill’s History, Surfed the net for tickets and a book, Hopped a jet and, spellbound by the mystery Of dynasty and tomb, gulped with a look The ...