David Mason’s “Swimmers on the Shore” is a rich narrative poem featuring characters and elements from the poet’s life. As both the poet and the speaker, Mason explores his relationship with his ailing father in the context of childhood memories, personal identity, memory loss, and even death. Through the use of swimming as an extended metap
Ah, American Literature. I fully expected to ace the class, but the professor gave so much homework that I couldn’t keep up. Thankfully, this final paper was my redemption.
A fake, nonsensical essay (written for fun) about a real book that I didn’t read.