Posted on November 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
We've lost two historians and a poet in the past few weeks.
Both Thomas Cahill and Msgr. John P. Meier died October 18, according to their New York Times obituaries.
The former became famous with his surprise 1995 bestseller, How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe; the latter, for his six-volume series that sought to establish Jesus Christ as a historical figure, called A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus.
More recently, poet Gerald Stern, described as looking like Allen Ginsberg and writing like Walt Whitman, died at age ninety-seven.
Stern was the first poet laureate of New Jersey and also won the 1998 National Book Award; you can read more about his inspirations and life in the Associated Press's obituary.
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