Readers may have come across my essay, "Poetry and the News," which kicked off the a Theopolis Institute Conversation last month. Since its appearance, five poets and scholars have weighed in and, now, I have written a final response and reflection -- one that reflects on the meaning of Ezra Pound and modernism for poetry, but one which also sets down some observations and principles that help, I hope, explain why so few people read poetry in our day but also why they should. Click the Theopolis Logo to see my Final Response.
Jessica Hooten Wilson kindly recommended The Strangeness of the Good in her newsletter, last week. She is back, in Law and Liberty recommending it once more and this time with the kind of detail that I hope will whet your appetite. 2020 may be the year that we want to forget, but Wilson argues I have made that dismal period memorable in a way we will want to remember. Click the Law and Liberty logo and scroll waaay down to see Jessica's generous recommendation.
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