Manayunk/Roxborough Art Center located at 419 Green Lane (rear) in Philadelphia is presenting a poetry reading featuring Ernest Hilbert, Catherine Staples and James Matthew Wilson
Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
A $5.00 donation is requested.
Ernest Hilbert is the author of several collections of poetry, Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, and Caligulan, which was selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize. His fourth collection, Last One Out, appeared in March 2019. He lives in Philadelphia where he works as a rare book dealer and book reviewer for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. His poem “Mars Ultor” appears in Best American Poetry 2018.
Catherine Staples is the author of The Rattling Window and Never a Note Forfeit. Her poems have appeared in The Yale Review, The Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review Online, Poetry, The Southern Review, and others; new work is forthcoming at The Common and Oxford Poetry. Honors include a Dakin fellowship from the Sewanee Writer’s Conference and the Southern Poetry Review’s Guy Owen Prize. She teaches in the Honors Program and English Department at Villanova University.
James Matthew Wilson is the author of eight books, including The Hanging God (Angelico, 2018), The Vision of the Soul: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in the Western Tradition (Catholic University of America Press, 2017), The Fortunes of Poetry in an Age of Unmaking (Wiseblood, 2015), Some Permanent Things (Wiseblood, 2014; Second Edition, 2018), The Catholic Imagination in Modern American Poetry (Wiseblood, 2014), The Violent and the Fallen (Finishing Line Press, 2013), Timothy Steele: A Critical Introduction (Story Line Press, 2012), and Four Verse Letters (Steubenville, 2010). His poetry appears regularly in many magazines and was included in Best American Poetry 2018. The 2017 winner of the Hiett Prize from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, he is Associate Professor of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions at Villanova University, Poetry Editor of Modern Age magazine, and series editor of Colosseum Books. He lives in the village of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.
Peter Krok, the Humanities Director of the Manayunk Art Center (MAC), hosts and coordinates the Sunday series which is now in its twenty ninth year. For information about literary programs at the MRAC contact Peter Krok at email@example.com