Jon Corelis

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Jon Corelis was born in California and grew up in and around Chicago, where he earned a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures at the College of the University of Chicago. He later took a doctorate in Classics at Stanford, and taught Classics and Humanities at Stanford, the University of California, and the University of Minnesota. After a subsequent career as a software specialist in Silicon Valley, he moved to Northeastern Wisconsin.

His poetry, criticism, and reviews have been published in Poetry Greece (Corfu) , Tundra (Foster City, California) , Chapman (Edinburgh) , The Dark Horse (Ayrshire, Scotland and Hastings on Hudson, New York) , Acumen (Brixham, ... more »

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Gender Studies

Gender Studies

“Man: an objective subject.
Woman: a subjective object.
Hence sex,
which ought to be a straight path to its goals,
instead must vex
its way among a million shifting roles.
No matter: man’s resolution
is only braced by such illogic.
Man has a mightier magic:
which by defining each
thing it encounters, locks
it in his own conceptual box,
from which it takes on shape.
Nothing exists until man names it first,
making it a part
of what is ours, for knowing is a sort
of acquisition, in which we spend
our ...

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