Thursday, August 15, 2013

`The Indulgences of Fools and Mediocrities'

Today, Front Porch Republic launches “One Thousand Words,” brief lives of figures, “some obscure, some not.” The inaugural entry by the poet and scholar James Matthew Wilson is devoted to Yvor Winters. Wilson writes: 

“The discipline of writing and reading verse provides a model for the exploration of the form of reality. It alerts us to the limitations and just perceptions necessary for living in accord with our natures and the moral order of the universe. In its halls, there is no place for the indulgences of mediocrities and fools.”

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