At once it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in Literature, and which Shakespeare
possessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties,
mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.
– John Keats
Featured Poet –
Michael Trocchia was born in 1980 in West Hempstead, New York. He lives now in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, where he teaches philosophy and works in the library at James Madison University. His poems and prose have appeared in journals such as: Asheville Poetry Review, Baltimore Review, Black Sun Lit…