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Getting started in poetry

Getting started in poetry

Ivy Marie Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 16, 2020

To get you started, here are some poets I recommend looking into, categorized by style and subject.

Mercer alumnus publishes book on the impact of Southern literature during the Cold War era

Jordan Dominy, Mercer alumni, has published a new book discussing the influence of Southern literature during the time of the Cold War. Photo provided by Jordan Dominy

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

February 15, 2020

“My book examines the role that Southern literature, and to a degree the study of Southern literature in universities, played in Cold War culture in the United States in the 20th century,” Dominy said. “This was important for the time because the United States was actively expanding its political system and interests to counter global interventions from the communists in the USSR.” 

Opinion: How to understand Mercer’s Great Books program

A Great Books student's desk is covered with the books assigned in the first semester of the program.

Morgan Prillaman, Contributing Writer

November 24, 2019

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. As Plato says, opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance, so I hope to bridge the gap between what Mercer students think they know about Great Books and what Great Books actually is t...

Which came first, Great Books, or the distribution track?

Zachry Lauersdorf

October 5, 2011

New students at Mercer University are presented with many opportunities to diversify their educational experience and become well-rounded individuals. As a requirement for a diverse education, Mercer University freshmen are required to choose from either the distribution track or the Great Books program. The...

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