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Nova Caligula: Idyll of the King is an epochal apolitical diatribe comprising a recollection of reactions and regurgitated responses to historical events associated with the Vietnam War and Watergate era controversies. The poem employs an internally integrated symmetry of strophic construction that lends a stream-of-consciousness quality to the narrative line which is characteristic of a poetic style much in vogue at the time of its composition. Nova Caligula provides a kaleidoscopic dimension of politically charged overtones harmonized in cacophony, sharply contrasting against the backdrop of overarching socio-technical themes that are sounded in the preceding poems contained in this anthology. As a symbol of semi-divine authority, the nefarious Roman emperor Caligula embodies and heightens the concept of religion as a bait-and-switch metaphor for oppressive governmental control over peoples’ lives. Public fear, dread, terror, helplessness and paranoia, feelings that permeated social discourse in that era have left an indelible electric charge in the atmosphere surrounding Nova Caligula.