The word “poet” derives from the Ancient Greek term “poiesis,” which means “to make.” In The University Bookman, Stephen Knepper considers the life and work of a maker who won the admiration of all who met him even briefly, as I did at the West Chester Poetry Conference some years ago.
Rod Dreher has written the most enthusiastic review I’ve ever read for the latest issue of The American Conservative. Dreher says of James Wilson’s new book, The Vision of the Soul: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in the Western Tradition, “This book is not only true and good, but also beautiful. I know that I will be reading it, and re-reading it, for the rest of my life.” It doesn’t come as a shock to me to hear my friend’s work spoken of so highly. I wrote a rather enthusiastic review of his last book.