Very nearly the last e-mail that I read before heading out the door for this away-week was a message from David Giacalone who combines his interests in legal ethics, client-focused practices and haiku at his weblog, ethicalEsq & haikuEsq..., calling my attention to the efforts of Professor James Elkins of the College of Law at West Virginia University, in particular this site -- Strangers to Us All: Lawyers and Poetry -- a most impressive compilation of lawyer-poets and poet-lawyers both contemporary and not. The familiar suspects are represented -- Wallace Stevens, Archibald MacLeish, even Francis Scott Key [whose poetry we learn was edited after his death by U.S> Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney] -- as are many more obscure figures. I can see that I'm likely to lose significant amounts of time in exploring Professor Elkins' site on my return, and I commend it to you in my absence.
Professor Elkins has an array of other material posted dealing with the intersection of law and Culture. I'm particularly curious about his discussions of Lawyers and Mythology. A thorough directory of the professor's online offerings can be found here.