My review of Eliza Griswold’s new collection of translations from Afghanistan is up at The Los Angeles Review of Books.
+++ +++ +++ A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell To Arms
Margaret Church writes that this is “the first English pattern poem.” By the poet Stephen Hawes, first printed in 1509. The poem proclaims it was made “to eschewe ydlenesse.” From Church’s article The First English Pattern Poems, published in 1946.