Last February, the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California convened a conference called, The Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination. It was an event of great spirit and, I hope, of considerable importance for contemporary letters. In the months since, several articles have appeared on the conference, and I am linking to two here, because they discuss some of the four presentations I gave at the conference, discussing the future of Catholic poetry, what it is like to be a younger Catholic writer in our moment, and two on the nature of the art of poetry. Material from those last presentations will appear in revised form in my forthcoming book of criticism, The Ruined Colonnade.
Bret Foster published a comprehensive account in Books and Culture (follow this link).
Meredith McCann wrote on her experience at the conference in Dappled Things (follow this link).
And the estimable, sarcastic Joe Hoover put in his two cents in American (follow this link).
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