Archive for November, 2009

For Veterans’ Day: On John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields”

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

In honor of Veterans' Day (also known as Armistice Day), I'm posting here a short essay on the poem that inspired the Flanders poppy, John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields." This "essay" is actually a section of my 2004 dissertation, which concerns the 19-line poetic form called "the villanelle"; in the ...