A Bitter Valediction

May 17th, 2010

In the days since the death of fourth-year student Yeardley Love, the thoughts of many in our academic community have turned to loss and remembrance. To provide a perspective from the classroom, I have invited Michael Suarez to be the first guest essayist on my blog. He’s the new director of the Rare Book School at U.Va. and a professor of English who two weeks ago found himself, and his students, working through a remarkably timely piece of classic English poetry. -MW Read the rest of this entry »