The Slumbering Host

James Matthew Wilson (Author) Clinton Collister (Editor)
& 1 more


These thirty-three poems that cast light into the darkness and promise to wake readers from their spiritual apathy, selected by Clinton Collister and Daniel Rattelle, reflect on the permanent things that make life worth living. Shouldn't poetry invite us into a tradition that unites us with the living, the dead, and the unborn? Shouldn't poetry move us with music, meaning and story? Ranging from James Matthew Wilson and Marly Youmans to David Middleton and Sally Thomas, these poets tell us about woodworkers and priests, hermits and students, gardeners and clerks who sojourn in a world charged with the grandeur of God.

Product Details

Little Gidding Press
Publish Date
December 30, 2019
5.0 X 0.22 X 7.99 inches | 0.25 pounds
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About the Author

James Matthew Wilson is the author of seven previous books, including 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), 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). 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, and Poetry Editor of Modern Age magazine. He lives in the village of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.
Daniel Rattelle grew up in Western Massachusetts where he still lives with his wife and two kids. He studied writing at Westfield State University. His poetry has recently been published in Measure, the Saint Austin Review, Columbia Review, pamplemousse, Dappled Things and elsewhere. This is his first chapbook.