+ Interviews with Abigail Favale and with Joshua Hren & James Matthew Wilson.
+ Hopkins’ Poems Read by Two Disparate Characters.
+ Tolkien Illustrations to Accompany New Lord of the Rings Edition.
+ Paraclete Press Poetry Contest Deadline Approaches.
Katy Carl, Dappled Things Editor in Chief, recommends the above-linked interview by Jonathan Liedl of Abigail Favale, Catholic literary scholar and former postmodern feminist , “Favale is just brilliant and so level-headed about these matters: and she has a wonderful prose voice, too. If you haven’t yet read her conversion memoir Into the Deep, it’s really worth the time.”
Abigail Favale was awarded DT’s J.F. Powers Prize for short fiction in 2017.
“Gender, rather than sex, has become the primary way people think and talk about their sexual identity, to the point now where a person’s self-identified gender is considered to be determinative of his or her biological sex, instead of the other way around.”—Abigail Favele
Dr. Wilson and Dr. Hren discuss the founding and design of their new Creative Writing program at University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX
April 19, 2021, Monday
7:00 PM CST
Join interviewer Sarah Cortez, founding director of Catholic Literary Arts, in asking questions and hearing the details of this exciting new program poised to cause a renewal of the Catholic literary culture of our day, and of contemporary culture as a whole.
A new edition of The Lord of the Rings coming out in October 19 will feature thirty Tolkien illustrations, maps, and sketches not seen in previous editions of the book.
The only other time an edition of The Lord of the Rings featured his art was in 1954, and it only included two of his illustration. The Tolkien estate has given HarperCollins the rights to publish the illustrations Tolkien always intended to accompany certain parts of the book in the new edition of The Lord of the Rings.
Apologies for the late notice. But if you are a poet with a full length manuscript of 65-85 poems, and you are looking to get it published, this information about the soon-to-be-closed contest may still be useful for you.
Two Readings of Two Hopkin’s Poems by Two Disparate Characters
John-Boy—from the 1970s TV show “The Waltons,” about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II—reads “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins to his mother for her birthday. The full title is “The Windhover (to Christ our Lord).”
Charles, Prince of Wales, recorded a performance of Hopkins’ ‘God’s Grandeur’ poem at Easter that was played at Catholic school Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, where Gerard Manley Hopkins taught. Clarence House, under which statements, videos, and photos are releases in his behalf, said the verse “captures the hope and joy” associated with Easter.