I have had a spate of publications of late and so gather them here for your convenience and, I hope, pleasure and edification.
Most recently, National Review has published my sonnet, "For Russell Kirk." Raise a voice to the love of order by clicking the NR icon.
The latest edition of my column for The Catholic Thing has appeared: "Go Figure." You can read it by clicking on the icon at left.
A new magazine, The Agonist, has assembled a really astonishing line up of writers, both of prose essays and reviews as well as poetry. It is hard to make the case for a new magazine; this one has justified its appearance simply by gathering writers of whom I can never read too much. Three of my poems appear in the second issue, each one part of a string of different types of quatrains I was working in this last summer: "A Withered Tree," "Revolutions," and "Babuskas." Click the Agonist icon to read. I wrote "Revolutions" on September 11, 2018, and never did I imagine it would so precisely describe my own personal situation seven months later, but, alas, it does.
Tim Bete has republished "Solitaire" from Some Permanent Things Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, in the Catholic Poetry Room. Click the icon to read.
While I am at it, here is your reminder that I will be reading in Pittsburgh and Steubenville next Thursday and Friday. See my events announcement elsewhere on this page for the details. If you haven't visited in awhile, you might also have a look at my three new poems in Dappled Things and my review essay on Catholic conversion stories in Catholic World Report. I've added icons for all three at left. Click away!
I will be on the Mike Church show tomorrow, at 1pm EST, to recite my Stations of the Cross. Tune in, if you can; the show will likely release the recitation as a podcast later in the day. Click on his mug to learn more about the show.
I have not provided a link to my recent Wall Street Journal article anywhere on this site, because that is not a "new publication," it was an alarm bell, and I hope it results in swift changes by the Villanova University administration to ensure the future of liberal education on our campus.
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