Lunch Discussion on "The Vocation of the Poet: Humanism, Christianity, and Verse"

May 12, 2022
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Open to current students and faculty. Others interested in joining should contact us. Lunch will be served.

Join us for a lunch discussion with poet and professor James Matthew Wilson (University of St. Thomas, Houston)

Poetry is, at best, a marginal art form in contemporary America, and yet its craft, technique, and tradition are all provocations to reconsider what it means to live a whole, formed life and what it means to encounter, contemplate, and understand reality. In this informal conversation, Professor Wilson will share his own experience of discovering the craft and vocation of verse and we'll consider what poetry has to teach us about the nature of humanistic learning and that which deepens and transcends it, the theological dimension of the intellectual and spiritual life.