The great Frank Wilson, retired literary editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, has just published a new review of The Hanging God in Catholic World Report. He observes,
"Literary taxonomists would peg Wilson as a formalist. But while his mastery of meter, rhyme, and stanza is certainly noteworthy, what is really remarkable is how this virtuosity is so completely subordinated to the imaginative vision informing the poems."
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Last month, I appeared on J.A. Gray's talk show, Mosaic, sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, along with fellow poet and essayist, Joseph Bottum, to talk about Rene Girard, art, and Catholic artists. You can view the interview below. Aside from joining two friends whom I've long admired, I was also pleased to recite my poem, "A Prayer for Livia Grace," as a reminder of how to keep oneself human in an increasingly dehumanizing age.
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