Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Chess Set

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Chess Set

Armin Hamrah '23 Armin joins Adrian de Vernou as our second contributor to the Literature column as he is hoping to continue bringing forth chess-themed poetry every week. Today's piece is inspired by Wallace Stevens's "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." ♟ Among five half dozens,    The only sovereign protection Were the vulnerable pawns. ♟♟ Defending twins Diagonally having one another’s backs True brotherly love ♞ Check this L Take the L ♞♟ An interesting combo, says the optimist. An impossible combo, says the pessimist. ♜ Hopeless after an early blunder, Yet a hero in the endgame’s thunder. ♜♟…
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The Stranger… Ft Dr. Pierson

The Stranger… Ft Dr. Pierson

In this episode of Adrian's Let's Talk Books Series, he talks with English teacher Dr. Pierson about a stunning philosophical work: The Stranger by Albert Camus. Photo provided by Unsplash.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iJS8nMzoI8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEx8PNaGQ8Y
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