Collie Owens

Collie Owens is an assistant professor of English at DeKalb College, where he is also poetry editor of the Chattahoochee Review.

Latest by Collie Owens in Chronicles

  • In Hoc Signo Vinces
    July 1997

    In Hoc Signo Vinces

    Tactical strengths and strategic weaknesses mark John D. McKenzie's reassessment of Robert E. Lee's generalship. The strengths of this book are many. The weaknesses, however, undercut the very point that the author attempts to make; namely, that Lee was at best an average military leader, and that Lee's apologists have given us a biased view of the great man.

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  • Slouching Toward Empire
    February 1997

    Slouching Toward Empire

    The tragic fate of the Cherokee tribe is well documented. What is less widely known, and probably less researched, is the fairly rapid destruction of the Creeks, and the role played by Andrew Jackson in their demise.

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  • Of Time and the River
    March 1995

    Of Time and the River

    It is fitting that two of these outstanding volumes of poetry (Taylor's and Weider's) gather work from over 20 years of the poets' respective careers; fitting because all three collections exhibit a concern for the passage of time, both its destructive power and its capacity to inspire wisdom and love.

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