Tag: death

  • The River of Stars: A Legend of Niagara by Alfred Noyes

    The lights of a hundred cities are fed by its midnight power. Their wheels are moved by its thunder. But they, too, have their hour. The tale of the Indian lovers, a cry from the years that are flown, While the river of stars is rolling, Rolling away to the darkness, Abides with the power…

  • On the Death of Major-General Brock by J.H.R.

    Low-bending o’er the rugged bier, The soldier drops the mournful tear For life departed, valor driven Fresh from the fields of death to Heaven. But time shall fondly trace the name Of Brock, upon the scrolls of Fame, And those bright laurels, which should wave Upon the brow of one so brave Shall flourish vernal…

  • Niagara Powerhouse by Joseph Housley

      Source: Niagara Powerhouse by Joseph Housley was first published in Nashville Review, Issue 39, December 2022. Joseph Housley’s poems have appeared in The New York Quarterly, Nashville Review, The Shore, and Sixth Finch, as well as other journals and anthologies. He was selected for a residency at Hewnoaks and received an MFA in poetry…

  • The Niagara Way of Death Presentation

    Tonight (May 18) at 7pm I’ll be doing the online presentation “The Niagara Way of Death: Depictions of Death & Near Death in the Poetry of Niagara Falls” at the Niagara Poetry Guild meeting. Please join us through the link at Meetup  Death is a pervasive topic in the poetry written about Niagara Falls. In…

  • Popular Cuture Association National Conference, 2023

    The last few days my wife, Louise and I have been in San Antonio, Texas, for the 53th annual Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association 53rd annual conference. I was presenting  “The Niagara Way of Death: Depictions of Death and Near-Death in the Poetry of Niagara Falls,” a more academic, but briefer version of…