This fall English Society is excited to host an online poetry series featuring poets with strong ties to the Catholic University English Department. Hosted by Dr. Daniel Gibbons, each hour-long reading will include a brief interview and will be free and available to the public.
Wednesday, October 21st, 8-9pm: Ryan WilsonRyan Wilson is Adjunct Professor of English at Catholic University, teaching American literature and poetry, as well as a current Ph.D. candidate and the Editor-in-Chief of Literary Matters. His first volume of poems, The Stranger World, which was awarded the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, was published by Measure Press in June of 2017. Wilson’s poems, translations, and criticism appear widely, in periodicals such as First Things, Five Points, The Hopkins Review, The New Criterion, The Sewanee Review, and The Yale Review.
“Ryan Wilson’s mastery of traditional forms serves a fresh, distinctive poetry of candor and meditation: soulful rather than brittle, more observant than performative. The idiomatic, American blank verse of Wilson’s ‘Authority’ and ‘L’Estraneo’ is as fluent as that of Robert Frost, but with an oblique tenderness that reminds me of Frost’s friend Edward Thomas.” - Robert PinskyRegister for a free ticket to online access to the reading via Eventbrite.