At San Pietro in Vincoli- Thomas Ray Garcia ’16

What trippers surround me, barrio boy from the Rio,
In search of Moses’ inch-long horns off Tiber’s shores?
Corollas and cobblestone and construction outside four foot fence,
Saint Peter in Chains, backpacks and babies clinging
To bodies buckling with New World burdens: selfie-sticks,
Credit cards no cash, McGraw textbooks out of print, and stabbed mace cans.
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To Mother, a tragedy- Nicolette d’Angelo ’19

(The doors of the house open, to show Orestes standing over the bodies of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus, while attendants display the net-like garment in which Clytemnestra had entangled Agamemnon and which she herself displayed after his murder.)

— Aeschylus’s Agamemnon, trans. Richard Lattimore


You, who told me Fortune’s thunderbolts
always tapered the highest house
first: to You I sent
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