The Inquisitors

One of those Jeffers poems that glows in one’s memory. The deep mountain valley, the great forest dwarfed by fantastic titans, and the fear and wonder of the passerby as he witnesses a grotesque inquisition all make for an image that sticks to the ribs, though the poem is in places rather artless and didactic

The Inquisitors (SP 589–90) has been included in the following anthologies: