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The Hanging God: A Poetry Reading by James Matthew Wilson

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Poetry reading and book signings by poet and scholar James Matthew Wilson

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POETRY READING

The Hanging God by James Matthew Wilson

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Poet, critic, and scholar of philosophical-theology and literature James Matthew Wilson will read from his latest book of poems, The Hanging God. Reception and book signings will follow the reading. Books will be available for sale at the event.

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Praise for The Hanging God and James Matthew Wilson:

"James Matthew Wilson writes in what one might call the high humanist Christian tradition. In literary terms, this is not the music of the humble shepherd’s pipe but the double keyboard pipe organ—resonant, complex, and contrapuntal." —Dana Gioia, Forward to The Hanging God

"Of our living poets—to my mind—no greater one exists than James Matthew Wilson." -Bradley J. Birzer, ​The Imaginative Conservative

To read The Hanging God is to experience the ordinary world transformed by sly artfulness into a place filled with mystery and meaning. James Matthew Wilson is a poet who works like a priest, rendering the elements of quotidian life—its sublime gifts and severe mercies alike—into bearers of sacramental grace. Wilson sees deeper than we do; and in these poems, with lucidity both stark and humane, he reveals profundity hidden beneath everydayness.

-Rod Dreher

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