I have been keeping busy and have found some time to write amid the crush of the new semester. Have a look below to see new work that's just out or to learn more about my upcoming poetry reading in Philadelphia. As always, click on the appropriate logo above to read more.
Poetry Reading Details. On Monday, October 2nd, at 6:30pm, I shall give a poetry reading with Ryan Wilson, author of the Donald Justice Prize-winning The Stranger World, at the Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vines St.). Please join us for what I hope will be a stirring performance to be followed by a book signing.
New Publications. In the October issue of First Things appears my extended meditation on the new America in which we live, "Autumn Road."
Catholic World Report has just published my new essay, "On Teaching the Liberal Arts." This is one of a number of essays I've written reflecting on the purpose and practice of liberal education, and I thought it might be nice to gather some of them together. ISI's Intercollegiate Review published "Three Ways the Liberal Arts will Change your Life," while Crisis (true to form in its choice of titles, if not to the spirit of the essay) published "The Overweening Pride of the Professorial Class."
Fall Lectures Schedule. It looks as though I will be spending the entire first week of November (6th-10th), in Dallas, and speaking in a number of venues, as I receive the Hiett Prize, deliver a First Things lecture, and perhaps visit the University of Dallas to talk about poetry and tradition. Check back here for more information in the weeks ahead.
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