After a bumpy Fall quarter, Spring is off to a bang. Prolegomena to a New Poetics is the order of the day and we've started off with the heavy lifting, by way of the Iliad. Somehow, I've gone my whole literary life without ever reading this epic poem. Credited to a gentleman by the name of Homer, the Iliad recounts the sacking of Troy by the Greeks. The descriptive prose is nothing short of inspired. In fact, the ancient Greeks believed (some probably still do) that writing is inspired by the Muse. I haven't made it to second-base with the muse, but I'm working on it. Homer went all the way.