Prometheus Unbound 2022
cover photo for Prometheus Unbound 2022

Landon’s Upper School literary magazine, Prometheus Unbound, is dedicated to retiring English Teacher and Prometheus faculty advisor Matt Dougherty. 

 As written by the senior editors, John Wyatt ’22 and George Roggie ’22, the dedication notes that “Throughout his more than 30 years of teaching (including 12 as faculty advisor for Prometheus), Mr. Dougherty has opened the minds and touched the hearts of thousands of Landon students. Whether it be reading poems at assemblies, promoting writing contests (like Prometheus), or working with students one-on-one, Mr. Dougherty brings an enthusiasm for literature and language that Landon will dearly miss in his absence.” 

Prometheus, which began in the 1960s and became completely online in 2010 (hence Unbound), includes poems, short stories, personal essays, art, and, for the first time this year, a multimedia piece (an original sound composition by Roggie).  

“This edition stands out to me because it’s the last one I will have a hand in helping realize after taking over from (retired Upper School English Teacher) Fred Mora, and because the seniors were freshmen when I taught freshmen back in 2018-19,” Dougherty said. “I am pleased that the current freshman class—that every class—is well represented, and that the publication includes a section dedicated to (retired Upper School English Teacher and former English Department Chair) Ed Sundt, who taught English at Landon for more than 40 years and passed in the fall of 2021. He was a mentor to so many students and faculty.” 

Read (and listen) to this year’s edition. Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year's publication.

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