The English poet John Westbrook turns his attention from classical subjects to more contemporary issues: world population and the environment. See his “7,000,000,001” here.

The illustration by Emil Keyser is entitled “Expulsion from the Garden of Eden”.

Suffering from insomnia, the poet John Westbrook recalls the sleeplessness of Achilles. In the illustration, an Attic vase of circa 450 BCE, Achilles tends the wounded Patroclus. See Westbrook’s poem here.