Two poems by alum Matthew Olzmann (poetry, ’09) appear at Drunken Boat:
Unit for measuring beauty. One millihelen is the amount of beauty
that will launch exactly one ship. (from urbandictionary.com)
Everyone knows about the beauty that launches
a thousand ships. Her hair unfurls like a flag
and the navy, enflamed, will follow that flag until
everyone is dead. There is power in that. We know.
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