POEMS: Eros MutatusTo the Red Cross WorkersReflectionsA Prayer at PentecostTo My GrandchildrenA Modern OdysseyEphemeridsBerninis DavidSocrates’ ExhortationTed Kaczynski: UnabomberTo DanteA Faustian BargainAt the CrossroadA Modern Eden Is the Bible BeltThe Third TemptationPrometheos Revisited


Through Self's Veneer: Poetry by Robert J. Nolan (drawing of two heads in profile facing each other)



Born in the middle of the Great Depression, Bob Nolan received his early education in parochial school and on the streets and playgrounds of Brooklyn. After graduating from St. Francis College (Brooklyn), he took his masters and doctoral degrees in English Literature from New York University, while teaching first at St. John's University and later at Queensborough Community College of the City of New York, from which he retired in 1995.

Since then, he has been traveling with his wife of fifty years and playing golf with friends no less passionate about the game than he. He has two outstanding children who have given him four terrific grandchildren. He continues writing poetry and studying, in particular the works of Yeats, Eliot and the major Romantics among others, and the writings of Eric Voegelin, who he considers to be one of the most significant thinkers of the past century.



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