Student: John-Paul Richard
Majors: English, Russian Studies
Advisors: Dr. Bourne, Dr. Filimonova
The Song of Siros is an original epic poem written about Siros, an English airman, and his experience in a trench in the South Caucasus. The story opens on a cold Russian winter night, with Siros struggling to stay awake while keeping night watch. Lensky, a Caucasus soldier, approaches Siros and asks him to tell a new story, because they have already exhausted their own stories. The Caucasus soldiers want to hear a different type of story and figure that the Englishman will have one. Siros agrees, and the soldiers crowd in to listen, unaware of what will come.
John-Paul will be online to field comments on May 8:
4-6pm EDT (PST 1pm-3pm, Africa/Europe: late evening)