Category: Frank Wilson

  • Luisetta Mudie’s Climate Change and the Poetic Imagination

    _____   Editor’s note: As we are challenged in the world by the scientific and technological changes we produce, a line of thinking has been emerging that the English language is not up to the task of allowing us to communicate well enough to address important issues as they arise. And because of the nature […]

  • The Long Abandon’d Hill, for Frank Wilson as he retires

    ~~~~~       It is not quite right to say that Frank Wilson, books editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, is retiring today. It is better to say that The Inquirer is retiring. In parts of the world where there is tyrannical rule, our journalists and poets are politically silenced as threats, because they start […]

  • Misplaced Leisure Water: The Displaced Function of Poetry

            In a Books Inq. blog post from yesterday, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s books editor, Frank Wilson, linked to this item in Poetry Magazine: Does Poetry Have a Social Function? Here is some of what he wrote: On New Year’s Eve, one of our dinner guests, a beautiful Chinese woman, read several classical […]

  • A Conversation on Experimental Fiction and Now Poetry

    _____     The argumentative aspect of a conversation on experimental fiction and now poetry, began with Scott Esposito’s posting the following in his blog, about an article John Freeman wrote: Stunning lack of experimentation in American fiction in the past 20 years? John, you’ve been reading The New York Times too much, amigo. Below […]