Time already for a roundup of my latest poems, essays, and interviews -- not to mention a special invitation. This includes my first-ever television interview, about the new MFA program at the University of Saint Thomas. Click and watch that below. If it is insufficiently in-depth for you, fear not. Rod Dreher got me talking for hours and you can read that interview by clicking the American Conservative icon at left. The response has been tremendous. We are trying to take a program from 0 to 11 in two months, but I actually dare to hope that might happen simply because there are so many people who understand why this program is unique, why it proposes to do what no other program has done before.
To do my best to put my money where my mouth is, I have also two new poems to share, "On a Statue of the Blessed Virgin" (click FT) and "The Dream of Descartes" (NAAR), which belong to my sequences "All Things" and "On the New Physics," both of which will appear (not anytime soon) in my book On the New Physics.
I also have just published a brief, light reflection on the idea of "generations" and generalizing about them: an idea to which I am averse, but then I begin to wonder if that might just be typical of my generation. (Click FT to read that also).
Finally, would you like to join Margarita Mooney and myself as we discuss "Art is a Jealous God: The Imperative of Beauty for Human Happiness"? If so click the invitation link just below.
Register for "Art is a Jealous God" here.
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