Marcy L. Tanter is Professor of English at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. She teaches American and British literature of the long nineteenth century, African American literature, and women’s poetry. Her recent research focuses on Korean dramas. She organized a commemoration of American entry into World War One on her campus in November, 2017.
Carol Ann Duffy’s poem “An Unseen” depicts a soldier going off to war, but we don’t know which war, or even which country the soldier represents, giving him a universal quality. The narrator is watching them walk away “towards the … Continue reading →