Skull Talk: Connecticut’s Stone Walls

– I grew up in a rural town in eastern Connecticut. One of the fascinating parts of the rural landscape are the miles and miles of old stone walls. As an adult, I moved to a suburban town in Connecticut where most of the stone walls are recent additions and part of landscaping projects. Perhaps that’s when and why I noticed the history and culture of the stone walls I […]

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Flashes of the Past: Fragile Control of the Mind

  Poor Yorick is launching a book review section called “Flashes of the Past” in an effort to find literature, art, and material culture lost to time. The inspiration for this came from Faulkner’s review of The Old Man and the Sea in the third issue of Shenandoah. Like many great works, Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, published in 1952, has over the years slipped through the cracks […]

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Meet Poor Yorick’s Museum Partners!

Our mission is to identify and encourage writing and other artistic works inspired by lost objects and images of material culture. What better way to locate these rousing artifacts and the resulting creative productions than to work with the organizations dedicated to their preservation: museums and historical societies! The following five institutions have committed to working with us to accomplish our objectives, and we are proud to call them partners. The […]

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Welcome!

–   Welcome to the launch of Poor Yorick’s blog! We will supplement the content of the journal here with occasional news and several features. Thursdays will feature Flashes of the Past book reviews, where staff and contributors will review potentially overlooked books published prior to 2000. Friday will feature Skull Talk, which will spotlight images of objects and places staff have visited or stumbled upon and want to bring […]

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Museum Spotlight: The Mattatuck Museum

–   What the Mattatuck Brings to Light Poor Yorick proudly introduces the Mattatuck Museum as one of our partners. The museum is a cultural and historical gem in the heart of downtown Waterbury, Connecticut. The mission of the Mattatuck Museum is to be “a center of art and history, a gathering place that nurtures creativity and learning through transformative experiences to encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and our […]

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