James Matthew Wilson Author Interview With Mike Church: Poems Are Meant To Be HEARD not READ – The Mike Church Show

Written by on 11/07/2018

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Special Guest James Matthew Wilson – Associate Professor of Religion and Literature in the Department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions at Villanova University

  • Author of The Hanging God
  • You heard the Stations of the Cross here on Veritas a while back.
  • The Depths of Our Desire
  • Poetry is something to be read aloud in public.
  • One of the 1st reviews pointed out that in some ways this book is a novel in verse.
  • Poetry wasn’t telling stories anymore so people got away from it.
  • A fullness of character and fullness of soul they knew as ‘knowing’.
  • This lead people to remember or memorize things.
  • They didn’t really ‘learn’ things.
  • Poetry has always been at the root of we form ourselves by what we know.
  • There is something about newspapers where we don’t mind that type of separation.
  • It should be recited or at least hear the voice in your head or the poem will not make sense.

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