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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 102 – Changing into Cultured With out a Bow Tie

Apr 5, 2021

Poet-philosopher James Matthew Wilson returns to the present to
learn poems from his new assortment, The Strangeness of the
, together with his “Quarantine Pocket book” collection, and to
talk about the decay and renewal of Catholic mental life.

Subjects mentioned embrace:

  • The current narrowing of Catholic mental life in
    conservative/conventional circles

  • How do you change into cultured, in an genuine and non-pretentious
    approach, if you’re not collaborating in a tradition?
  • His ultimate strategy to reciting poetry

  • The poets we most should be studying now
  • What must be accomplished to construct on the work in Catholic
    aesthetics accomplished by figures like Maritain, Hildebrand, and

  • What it is prefer to be an orthodox Catholic instructing at a merely
    nominally Catholic college
  • Attempting to get by way of to school freshmen who suppose they
    already know that there’s no worth within the Western patrimony,
    there’s no reality, and life is meaningless

Watch this interview on YouTube:

Be aware: This interview was recorded earlier than James Matthew Wilson
introduced his appointment as founding director of a brand new MFA in
Inventive Writing, on the College of St. Thomas, Houston (in
collaboration with a number of previous Catholic Tradition Podcast visitors,
notably Joshua Hren of Wiseblood Books). Study concerning the
program right here:


The Strangeness of the Good with-Quarantine-Pocket book/dp/1621386325/

All interviews with James Matthew Wilson



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