Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Poets and Poems: James Matthew Wilson and “The Hanging God”

I found poet and writer James Matthew Wilsonin a short reference on a blog, short but glowing, as in, “You need to read Wilson’s new poetry collection, The Hanging God.” I went looking, found more references, and landed at Amazon. Click.

Wilson is an associate professor of Literature and Religion in the Department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions at Villanova University. He’s both a poet and poetry critic. He writes for several publications, many but not all on the conservative side of the political spectrum, unusual because that’s not where you find most poets today. He’s published in The New Criterion, Front Porch Republic, the Hudson Review, the Raintown Review, The Weekly Standard, Dappled Things,and other literary and political journals. 

He’s published eight books, including a poetry collection, Some Permanent Things; The Catholic Imagination in Modern American Poetry(2014); The Fortunes of Poetry in an Age of Unmaking(2015); and The Vision of the Soul: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in the Western Tradition (2017). 

The Hanging God, published in 2018, is his second collection of poetry.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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