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Poetry | January 15, 2012

The Argument is Odin, God of War & Poetry by Dustin Luke Nelson

Listen to a reading of “The Argument is Odin, God of War & Poetry” by Dustin Luke Nelson.

In no other religion or mythology do the two intersect under a single deity’s domain, with the exception of monotheistic religions where the god is the god of all things.1 Hoarder of all our favorite intangibles. Does this give the poet a role as more than an honorary thinker. Does Odin value both war and poetry equally, and for that matter knowledge, of which it is also a god. Maybe it lists the hanged before poetry and knowledge, because the hanged